Coronavirus: Construction firms stagger shifts on building sites to keep tradies safe

March 26, 2020

Building sites are operating under new regulations to ensure workers stick to social distancing guidelines.

The biggest construction companies are splitting break times and locations as well as staggering shifts to keep works across the country running and on schedule.

The sector employs 1.2 million people and is among the biggest provider of full-time jobs in the national economy.

Construction companies have also suspended all domestic travel and totally banned international travel. Face-to-face training has also been axed.