Updated TAA COVID-19 working practices for site audits

As of 19th July 2021, the government no longer instructs people to work from home. Therefore, with authorisation from our customers we plan to restart on site audits. The Technical Assurance Agent (TAA), currently C&C Group Holdings Ltd, have updated our procedure and practices and these must be followed by all staff when working off site in order to minimise risk to themselves and others.

On Site Procedure for C&C Group Engineer

The following is guidance that will need to be followed during a site visit:

  • adhere to any site-specific COVID-19 instructions and practices that the client has put in place including the use of any additional PPE
  • use of face covering/face masks is encouraged in enclosed public spaces and when encountering others that you wouldn’t ordinarily come into contact with
  • use of hand sanitiser on arrival and upon leaving is still recommended, as well as the use of anti-bacterial wipes on high touch areas
  • the C&C Group Engineer must safely dispose of any PPE used on completion of a site visit (Single Use) using clinical waste bin/closed bin if available
  • if there is not a bin nearby PPE can be disposed of using the refuse bag provided and then disposed of safely at earliest convenience

Engineer Wellbeing

Should an engineer develop symptoms of COVID-19 (whilst either onsite or before travelling) or begin to feel unwell the visit should be cancelled and the engineer should return home to self-isolate, as per current government guidance and obtain a test via the NHS.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

C&C Group provision to Engineers:

  • Face Masks
  • Alcohol based Hand Sanitiser
  • Anti-bacterial based Wipes
  • Small disposable refuse bags for disposal of PPE (if required by engineer)
  • If gloves are required by the site then these will be provided

Face Masks

The government advises that face masks or coverings should be worn in crowded places (or on public transport). We recommend that face masks are worn in places where you may come into close contact with others. If any site requires you to wear a face mask for your visit then you must do so.

Records for Site Visits

Please keep a record of the following:

  • If you arrive at site but are unable to complete the site visit for any reason, please keep details of this, and report it to your Line Manager as soon as possible
  • If during your site visit you come into close contact with anyone.

Close contact is defined as:

  • face-to-face contact including being coughed on or having a face-to-face conversation within one metre
  • been within one metre for one minute or longer without face-to-face contact
  • been within 2 metres of someone for more than 15 minutes (either as a one-off contact, or added up together over one day)

If the site you are attending requires you to ‘check-in’ with the NHS app, then you do not need to record close contact details separately, or if they ask you to record these details on site.

Further information

The formal version of this guidance is available in the PDF below.

This guidance should be used in conjunction with the following:

  • C&C Offices — COVID-19 General Guidance & Working Practices
  • COVID-19 Risk Assessment — Operations



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