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Temporary Closure: New Build Construction Sites Guidance

At a glance

  • Our customers are facing enormous challenges as buildings are forced to close or operate on a limited basis going forward
  • The construction industry has been rapidly ramping up preparations to deal with the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • We are here to help customers and businesses who are affected by the impact of Covid-19 in these challenging times and have created guidance on how to deal with any closure of new build construction sites.

Our customers are facing enormous challenges as buildings are forced to close or operate on a limited basis going forward. The construction industry has been rapidly ramping up preparations to deal with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and this could lead to some construction sites being minimally occupied for example, safety critical trades may continue or, in the worst-case scenario, long term site shutdowns.

Where we insure a construction site and the existing site security measures remain fully resourced and in place, there is no need to advise Zurich if the site has switched to a skeleton staff operation however should your 24/7 security guarding is removed then, please contact Zurich in advance to seek advice. For general construction sites we’ve put together a checklist of risk control measures to consider to help secure buildings and to use as a reference point for regular checks during temporary closedown periods.

The spread of Covid-19 is unprecedented and we understand this is an incredibly difficult time for families and businesses. We are here to help customers and businesses who are affected by the impact of Covid-19 in these challenging times and have created guidance on how to deal with any closure of new build construction sites.

To download our guide, click here.

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