After closing all site operations in March due to Coronavirus, the directors of Shropshire Homes have now begun re-opening the sites following the government’s objective of getting the construction sector back to work.
One of Shropshire’s leading developers, Shropshire Homes has a track record of building quality and character homes across the county including several grade II listed buildings carefully restored into luxurious homes.
Now, with full focus on the employees and public personal safety, re-starting of the sites will begin cautiously with a new ‘Social Distancing’ Code of Conduct. The new Code of Conduct has been developed to help people on site understand and respect Shropshire Homes arrangements for maintaining Social Distancing. The Code of Conduct includes safety procedures for travelling to site, welfare, working on site, getting around site, meetings and briefings.
Shropshire Homes has already bought back two site managers to Pontesbury and Tibberton sites to begin getting them ready to allow site works to progress safely. Work will begin on properties that are already well progressed before moving onto other plots.
Gerald Rogers, Construction Director, said ‘Health and Safety is the absolute priority when re-starting sites, to keep employees and the general public as safe as possible. Whilst strictly following the government’s guidelines we will ensure our workers are vigilant in this regard and that social distancing is followed by all.
Having worked closely with the Health and Safety Manager to develop a new Social Distancing Code of Conduct, all new safety procedures will be strictly enforced.’
Although Coronavirus continues to affect the country, Shropshire Homes and many other developers have taken the government’s advice to begin opening sites in light of the UK economy reopening after weeks of lockdown. Shropshire Homes have taken every step to ensure safety is first and will continue to monitor the government’s advice throughout the site re-start process. It is a positive move for the company and home buyers in Shropshire, looking to brighter futures again for the property industry.