Travel To Work Safely

An animated van

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum has released the latest in its series of Covid-19 animations – this time offering advice on how workers should travel to and from work safely.

The latest guidance outlines a range of practical measures that contractors can follow to protect themselves and help prevent the spread of the virus among their colleagues, customer, friends and family.

The animation reminds workers to travel alone if possible, to open windows and turn off air conditioning systems and to clean all touchable surfaces in cars or vans. If workers must share, it instructs them to wear a face covering and sit apart and emphasises the importance of sharing with the same people on all journeys.

The animation features both female and male characters.


Public transport

As well as private vehicles, the animation also gives essential guidance on using public transport safely, including reminders to avoid rush hour, observe physical distancing, carry hand sanitiser and use contactless payments where possible.


 “As the pandemic continues to affect us all, a number of contractors and operatives have requested additional clarification on travelling to and from work.”

– Rebecca Crosland 

Health & Safety Adviser, Building Engineering Services Association & Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum


Protecting communities

“This new messaging is designed to outline the dos and don’ts of commuting clearly and concisely, setting out the measures that we all must take to keep ourselves and others safe when we’re on the move.," continues CCV's Crosland. “This new campaign continues to emphasise the Forum’s message that we’re all #RebuildingTogether and that everyone must take personal responsibility to help protect themselves, their colleagues and the wider community.

“People not following this advice aren’t just putting themselves in danger – they’re also threatening the safety of their workmates, their customers and loved ones of all ages.”



Picture: From the CICV Forum's collection of informative videos.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
03rd November 2020


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