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The Top Three Changes Our Clients Have Made to Their Sites during the Pandemic

Trades & Labour, White Collar

Rob Ford Head of Thorn Baker ConstructionOver the last few weeks, we’ve spent a fair amount of time engaging with our clients, talking about the changes they've made on their sites to make their working environments safe. Getting everyone back on-site during the pandemic has been tough but there have definitely been some benefits to looking at how sites were operating and making changes. In this blog, I’ll be sharing the top 3 changes we’ve identified…

Rob Ford, Head of Thorn Baker Construction

In our previous blog, The Top 3 Ways Construction Companies Want to Be Supported during COVID-19 we looked at how our clients wanted and needed to be supported by us during the early days of the pandemic. Since then we’ve been having a lot of conversations with our clients about the changes they've made on their sites. What practices would they recommend? Has there been a positive in having to re-evaluate their processes? And as promised we’re going to share the results with you.

Whilst our clients operate in sectors and each site will have different requirements there is definitely a common theme...

The Top Three Changes Our Clients Have Made to Their Sites during the Pandemic

The Top Three Changes Our Clients Have Made to Their Sites during the Pandemic









But what were the other responses? We actually received quite a few from this question but the top 3 we're definitely clear. The next four responses received came up evenly within our poll:

The Top Three Changes Our Clients Have Made to Their Sites during the Pandemic

You can see all responses here:

The Top Three Changes Our Clients Have Made to Their Sites during the Pandemic










​September’s issue of the Glenigan Construction Review has identified positive trends inactivity as the industry has emerged from lockdown, restarted projects, and progressed new projects to site. The value of projects starting on-site averaged £4.7 billion per month during the three months to August, a decline of 30% on the previous year. Underlying projects, valued at less than £100m, declined 32%, but rose 28% on the preceding three month period, seasonally adjusted. Major projects, anything over £100m, declined 22% on the previous year.

So whilst year on year the outlook has declined, comparing quarterly things are starting to look up. Could these changes have been a major part of this? Do you think that making these changes will be long term improvements in your business?

Comparatively the pandemic also made us reevaluate how we work as a business and whilst some changes aren't always comfortable we are starting to come through the lockdown a strong, leaner more productive construction recruitment team. If you haven't already read our blog about the changes we made you can do that here.

We’d love to hear from you. We'd like to continue getting your feedback so that we can share ideas, best practices, and general feedback. If you’d like to have a chat with your Consultant feel free to call us or ask for a call back (at your convenience).