Covid-19 Response

1st Line Defence’s strategy for responding to COVID-19 has been developed to make sure that as a business we:

  • Keep people safe
  • Work without making compromises
  • Are COVID-19 Secure

The health, safety and well-being of everyone who works with us and for us, as well as the general public, is our main priority.

The Covid-19 pandemic is continuously evolving, and we will continue to develop our strategy and approach in-line with UK Government guidelines.

The Senior Management Team are meeting regularly to understand the evolving situation and we are adapting our Risk Assessments, processes and procedures so that we can continue to deliver our services in a safe and responsible way.

We support the UK Government’s recommendation to allow the construction industry to continue operating where it can do so safely, and we will continue to support our clients throughout the pandemic.

In order to meet and maintain ‘COVID Secure’ guidelines published by the UK Government for the Construction industry, we work in partnership with our clients to establish any specific COVID-19 safety procedures they have on-site, and make sure these are communicated to our staff.

All site-based staff have completed ‘Covid-19 Awareness Training’ and have a personal hygiene box, awareness posters and a tool box talk pack provided to carry out training to members of 1st Line Defence staff under their supervision.

Staff have also been trained to ‘Stay Alert’ by carrying out daily self-health checks and report any known contact, symptoms or concerns relating to the Covid-19 virus – to Senior Management or the H&S representative on-site.

We are exceptionally proud of the hard work, resilience and dedication of our teams in continuing to deliver our core services to critical projects for customers up and down the country, whilst rigorously following social distancing guidelines and hygiene measures.

We would like to thank all of you for your continued support during these challenging and unprecedented times.

Covid-19 Resources

To find out what changes 1st Line Defence have made to adapt and be ‘COVID Secure’, click on the links below to view or download.

COVID-19 Government Compliance Declaration
COVID-19 Return to Office Risk Assessment

Updated March 2021

COVID-19 General Risk Assessment for Mobile Workers

Updated March 2021

Need advice or more information about our response to Covid-19?

Get in touch and we’ll try our best to help, some of our staff are working remotely so calls might take slightly longer than usual.

Call: +44 (0) 1992 245020 or Email: