workforce guidelines

Workforce guidelines for landscape professionals

Whilst workers should be working from home if they can, governments in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have not prohibited site-based landscape construction or outdoor work.  

Work operations are likely to be different to those before COVID-19, and employers have a legal duty to ensure the risks associated with this new way of working are assessed and measures implemented to ensure the continued safety of their employees and third parties. 

BALI guidance       

BALI has produced several guidance documents specifically for members seeking further information regarding working practices.  Together with information provided by the Government and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), BALI guidance documents can be used to manage the risks associated with working during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Landscape Site Operating Procedures 

BALI's site operating procedures document contains information for employers in England and Scotland seeking to implement 'COVID-Secure' measures in all site-based operations.  Both documents may be downloaded using the buttons below:

download (England)

download (Scotland)

Interior Landscaping: Operating Procedures

BALI's interior landscaping operating procedures document contains information for employers in England and Scotland seeking to implement 'COVID-Secure' measures in interior landscaping operations.  Both documents may be downloaded using the buttons below:

download (england)

download (scotland)

Generic Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS)

BALI has produced a generic template Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS) document to assist members when assessing the risks associated with working during COVID-19 and implement measures to manage this risk. This document may be downloaded  using the button below:

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Office Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS)

BALI has produced a template Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS) document to assist members when assessing the risks associated with desk-based working and office/home-office environments during COVID-19 and implement measures to manage this risk. This document may be downloaded using the button below:

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During October 2020 the Construction Leadership Council released version 6 of their Site Operating Procedures.  This document contains guidance for employers and workers and covers all aspects of site-based works. The document can be accessed for free from the Construction Leadership Council's website