The Construction Management Foundation welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his address to the nation on the reopening of all construction and infrastructure works under Alert Level 3 on the Risk Adjusted Strategy to commence on 1 June 2020. Covid-19 continues to have a significant impact on businesses across the South African construction industry and this is a positive step in helping the situation.
The COVID19 Construction Task Team, of which the Construction Management Foundation is a part, has already drafted and submitted a COVID19 Workplace Construction Health and Safety Protocol to the Department of Employment and Labour that outlines measures construction businesses must adopt before re-opening their workplaces and construction sites for safety.
This Task Team is made of 31 organisations representing several stakeholders including construction companies, built environment professional services firms, major materials and products suppliers within the construction supply and value chain. This signals the readiness of the sector to return to work within a risk adjusted construction work environment.
To aid the recovery of the economy we are calling for the following immediate and actionable interventions and measures by the government and business in the construction industry in South Africa.Media-Statement-28-May-2020