ISG to close sites that can’t pass risk test

24 March 2020 | By Neil Gerrard

Fitout contractor ISG is to temporarily close any of its sites which cannot meet an “enhanced risk profile test”, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The company operates sites not just in the UK, but in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and the firm’s CEO Paul Cossell said that government advice in the various different countries “continues to shift”.

In addition to the office market and public sector, it also works in the hard-hit retail and hospitality and leisure sectors.

Cossell said that by close of play today, the company will:

He added: “We must act now and do so decisively to protect the welfare of people across the industry. I believe that by taking this decisive action we will keep our people, customers, supply chain and the general public safe. Nothing is more important.”


This is the biggest virus the world is facing to say non essential building sites should stay open is safe as long as you have hard hat glasses gloves hi viz boots stay 2 mtrs away your good to go how people can work and take breaks with 100 people on sites and then go home to there familys and say im safe makes me wonder would the people who write these rules come on monday work on site for 10hours aday 5 day a wk go home to there family and say i feel real safe at work today you the hse and the gov need to step back from your dead lines and profits and say is this ok you have self empolyed people who dont have much choice at the moment but come to your sites if you only save 1 live its worth it

Jason , 25 March 2020

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