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COVID-19 Safe Construction Principles

Coronavirus has created a new way of living around the world, where everyone has undergone changes to their normal routine. Alam Santi’s team is well versed in emergency response, which means we have an array of tools and strategies to support you and your teams during these unprecedented times.

Combining our team's years of experience in eco-development, community capacity building and training with our COVID-19 response know-how, we have developed a guideline and training program to help projects under construction increase their safety in these unprecedented times.

On-Site Facilities

  • First, you will need to prepare site handwashing stations. These stations should be located at your security / entrance and any other area which borders between others. Make sure there is enough soap at all times.

  • Compost cages should be installed on site to ensure organic waste can be separated from regular trash, reducing contamination and, as an added bonus, create rich compost to be used for your gardens.

  • Ensure your team has sufficient face masks and understand protocols for their use on site.

  • Wastewater should change from standard pit latrines to safer BioFils tanks, in order to properly handle waste without the risk of cross-contamination. Greywater can also be processed in BioFil tanks.

  • Worker kitchens should be outfitted individual utensils and labelled with each person’s name, set up in such a way that everyone can wash their own dishes.

Ground Rules

  • Check your team’s temperature everyday before starting work

  • Prepare masks to give to anyone moving in or out of site at security areas

Masks should be worn for 14 days upon first arriving on site and 3 pieces should be allocated to each worker to ensure they are able to change frequently to avoid contamination.

Raise On-Site Awareness

With COVID-19, reminding your workers of safety procedures becomes more important than ever. An effective way to achieve this is to post billboards and posters on key points of your site. These billboards demonstrate your company’s ethicality and care for people on site.

Some important messages to post on the COVID-19 prevention billboards:

  • Maintain safe distances (jaga jarak)

  • Face mask use protocols

  • How to properly wash your hands

  • Other COVID prevention site rules

Posters can be placed in strategic areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters.

Protocol For Sick Workers

If anyone has a fever or cough, they must be separated from the group’s sleeping quarters, creating a separate area for isolation.

The site manager should contact Local SATGAS COVID immediately. Keep their number on speed dial.


Need A More In Depth Training For Your Site?

Alam Santi is ready to prepare your team to continue development during this time. You may have a large site which needs special procedure or want to learn where to source some of the materials we have discussed above. No need to worry, just click here to get in contact with us.


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