Other sectors should adopt construction’s safety practices as the lockdown eases

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Mark Wakeford, joint managing director of Stepnell, gives some advice about the practicalities of operating safely during coronavirus crisis

When the UK went into lockdown, then so did thousands of British businesses. From micro companies and the self-employed, through to SMEs and large corporates. It goes without saying that every single British business has been affected by covid-19.

Businesses were forced into hibernation and MDs had to create new ways of working – from setting up staff with technology to enable home working, to activating furlough to even ‘moth-balling’ their operations.

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