CPA publishes updated guidance for plant workers during Covid-19 pandemic


THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has published supplementary guidance for plant occupations following the introduction of version 3 of the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) Site Operating Procedures on protecting the workforce during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The CPA said the publication interprets the ‘core requirements’ of the CLC-based procedures and outlines additional requirements for a range of plant-based occupations including operators, supporting personnel, traffic marshals, maintenance staff and plant delivery drivers.

The publication comprises four pages and covers topics such as preparation, operating, direct support activities, communications and maintenance activities.

One section outlines considerations over rescue operations if, for example, tower crane or MEWP operational emergencies occur.

The publication is available free of charge from the CPA website at