26/07/2021

Categories: Construction, Undergradute

Why it is important for construction sites to continue work during coronavirus

Many keyworkers are keeping the country moving and helping those in need by providing essential services during the coronavirus lockdown and the global pandemic. Construction is one of the industries which, although it has slowed down, has not stopped completely because the work being done is essential to preserve the economy.

In a time when the economy is taking a huge hit, it is imperative that work continues where it can, and for most construction sites, this is possible, of course with a few adjustments.

Construction sites and social distancing parameters

There are plenty of situations where construction workers are not in close contact with others, for example, operating a crane or a digger requires only one person. For many construction site workers, adhering to the two-meter social distancing rules will be fairly easy.

Those who are building vital new homes will have even more space to manoeuvre as the homes will be empty, especially those in the final stages who only need in one worker, for example, a tiler in the bathroom.

Those who are in the built environment industry can continue with their work while adhering to coronavirus lockdown social distancing rules. Planners can work from home and where necessary will be able to visit empty construction sites; site managers will still be able to work in the on-site office, especially as it is usually a container with one or two people inside.

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Essential construction work in homes

A lot of council homes are empty, awaiting vital work so that they can open to others safely and legally. Construction site workers who are working on these homes are often working alone or with one other person, so they can easily work while social distancing. This example demonstrates how construction workers are essential to those in vulnerable situations.

Why is work essential for construction workers?

Many keyworkers are thankful that they still get to go to work, but many construction site workers are self-employed, which makes going to work even more important to them. Without the work, they do not earn money, and while the government has something in place for those who are self-employed the parameters mean that workers will struggle for a few months or they will receive nowhere near as much as they were by working.

The importance of the construction industry is being highlighted during the coronavirus lockdown for both the economy, citizens, and the workers themselves. If you want to be part of such an essential work force that has incredible job prospects, check out the courses on offer at the University of Bolton, here.

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96
UCAS Points

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3 years
Duration
96
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Duration
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Mode of study
4 years
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MSc Construction Project Management
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BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management
Part-time
Mode of study
54 months
Duration
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University of Bolton

MSc Construction Project Management
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

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BSc (Hons) Digital Construction and Surveying
Part-time
Mode of study
54 months
Duration
96
UCAS Points

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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
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Mode of study
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