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Contact tracing and contactless inductions

The ability to track people’s movements makes completing inductions more important than ever. For you, your team, and the families waiting for you at home – it must be safety first, always

A site induction is a way of ensuring everyone is aware of the risks and hazards that are involved in the job at hand – and we’re not just talking about Covid-19!

No two jobs are the same. Each job comes with different teams, arrangements, types of work, environments, hazards, activities and layout, so make sure you complete an induction at the start of each new project, or when you return to a job post-lockdown, to keep everyone up to speed with key information.

Contactless inductions and signing in and out now also play a big part in the management of Covid-19 on any construction site. The ability to trace people’s movements is dependent on knowing their previous and next location and asking the all-important Covid-19 health check questions.

  • Have you been overseas?

  • Have you been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19?

  • Do you have flu-like symptoms?

Knowing these answers will help to ensure you, your team and your contractors are kept safe before you enter the workplace and will assist with contact tracing in the event of a Covid-19 outbreak.

It doesn’t stop there. Day-to-day health and safety needs to be consistently prioritised, so make sure you identify task-related risks by completing a risk assessment, or by capturing risks on a task analysis sheet.

Check out our quick tips to help you get started.

  • Complete a Covid-19 task analysis before starting the job.

  • Complete an induction, including Covid-19 related questions, before arriving to the workplace.

  • Wash your hands prior to entering your workplace.

  • Carry out a risk assessment.

  • Set up your work area and display a hazard board and/or set up a barricade to physically keep people out of your work area.

  • Keep a minimum 2m distance from everyone at all times; however, when in a controlled environment such as work, you can keep a 1m distance. If you need to work closer than this, complete a risk assessment.

  • Disinfect any equipment that is shared between workers or areas that you have been working in.

  • Wash your hands periodically throughout the day – eg, before and after meal breaks and before you leave your job.

HazardCo’s solution

Contact tracing is a hot topic right now, and although it may seem hard to manage, HazardCo’s contactless solution puts that power straight into your hands.

The HazardCo app allows you to manage health and safety easily throughout your working day through contact tracing, contactless inductions, risk assessments, site reviews and more, with everything stored safely and securely in the new HazardCo Hub.

The HazardCo app has also been refreshed to include a direct link to the Covid-19 blog page, making all the information you need accessible.

For more information on how HazardCo can help you to manage your health and safety, get in touch on 0800 555 339 or check out our website:

HazardCo is a membership-based company who has been helping customers with their health and safety needs since 2007.

At HazardCo, we care about helping you focus on what matters – getting the job done and making sure everyone makes it home safely at the end of the day. Our number one priority has always been to give you the systems and advice you need and to empower you to manage health and safety, in the simplest way possible.


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