Keeping Your Workforce Safe During Lockdown 3.0

COVID-19 testing on construction sites

Keeping your workforce safe while keeping your site operational is the big challenge during Lockdown 3.0 and beyond. On-site COVID-19 testing enables both, and these kits are now available from Bull Products.

During this latest phase of the pandemic, construction companies can choose to further increase the level of COVID-19 protection by offering on-site rapid antigen testing to all workers.  The results enable companies to act quickly and responsibly to isolate any worker who tests positive*, to protect other workers.

Far less uncomfortable than naso-or oro-pharyngeal swabs, the antigen test swab inserts just 2.5cm into the nostril and identifies in under 20mins if a member of staff currently has the virus. The test can be self-administered in the workplace under the guidance of trained personnel and does not need to be sent to a lab for verification.

Lateral flow tests are useful to identify people who carry the virus and are infectious, but who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms, so put their colleagues at risk. Bull Products supplies the kits with full instructions, and a step-by-step video is available here.

In addition to the COVID-19 antigen testing kits, Bull Products can supply a range of hygienic, modular, testing booths, which can each be assembled in under 10 minutes.

“Bull Products continues to support the construction sector by being part of a trusted supply chain to get sanitiser, masks, gloves, and visors onto sites, to protect workers with hand hygiene, barrier coverings, and social distancing,” said Ross Markham, Managing Director of Bull Products.

“The lateral flow antigen testing and the temporary testing booths are an extension of this support of the industry, and already we have enabled many construction companies to ‘secure the safety’ of their workforce with these new products.”

For more information on antigen lateral flow testing:

*If the test reveals a positive result, the person should arrange confirmation via the usual NHS testing service and observe self-isolation guidance.