As the world continues to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are wondering if home renovations are allowed during lockdown. The answer is yes, but with certain safety precautions in place. The most important thing to remember is to practice social distancing. Maintain a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and other workers on the construction site.
Additionally, most construction workers will not need any additional personal protective equipment (PPE) beyond what they would normally use for routine work tasks. This may include a helmet, gloves, safety goggles, and a face mask. However, according to OSHA PPE standards for construction (29 CFR 1926 Subpart E), employers must consider whether their hazard and risk assessments indicate the need for more protective PPE. This is especially important when it comes to home renovations during COVID-19. Despite the challenges homeowners face when it comes to home renovations during lockdown, many are still moving forward with their projects. A survey by GoodMove revealed that 48% of Brits made home improvements while they were locked up.
This is so that when it's time to go back to shelter in place, they'll do it in a house they love. If you're planning on doing any home renovations during lockdown, make sure you take all necessary safety precautions. This includes social distancing and wearing the appropriate PPE. Doing so will help ensure that your project is completed safely and successfully.