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A9 Berriedale Braes Improvement Works Restarts

15th June 2020

Photograph of A9 Berriedale Braes Improvement Works Restarts

In a letter To Highland council the contractor RJ McLeod set out plans to restart work at Berriedale Braes

"Further to our letter of 4th June informing you that we were proceeding with planning and pre-start site preparations for construction on A9 Berriedale Braes project in accordance with the published Scottish Government's Construction Sector Guidance document and Construction Scotland Re-Start Plan we are

writing to provide you with a further update.

The health and safety of the workforce is our main priority and we have now completed the necessary planning and pre-start site preparations. This work has involved the revision of health and safety plans and safe operatingprocedures, as well as a number of physical alterations to our site offices and welfare facilities for strict

adherence to hygiene and physical distancing rules.

On the 11 June, the First Minister confirmed that the construction sector can proceed with Phase 2 of the Construction Scotland Re-Start Plan and the Scottish Government's Construction Sector Guidance document has been updated to reflect this.

This Phase 2 will see a return of a proportion of the workforce and you may notice an increase in activity on the construction site. Work at this stage will only be undertaken where the physical distancing of the workforce can be maintained at all times.

All activities will ensure full compliance with Scottish Government guidelines at all times. This phased plan to return to increased productivity will follow the Re-Start plan to support a gradual return to work and only where the public health advice supports this.

We want to keep our stakeholders and the local community informed of the gradual progress and further updates will be provided on the Transport Scotland web page - https://www.transport.gov.scot/projects/a9-

berriedale-braes-improvement-project/.

The safety of the community in which we work in remains a key priority and we ask for your continued cooperation in continuing to respect physical distancing measures to safeguard the health of all our site staff, our stakeholders/external delivery partners and that of the community in which we operate."

 

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