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Deliveries

Organisers should give consideration to the management of deliveries to the site and to how breakdown at the end of the event is handled in a COVID-safe way.

  • Delivery times should be scheduling/pre-booking, wherever possible.
  • Consider ways of avoiding queuing and congestion by creating separate off-site holding areas for deliveries.
  • Pick-up and drop-off collection points and procedures should be clearly communicated in advance with direction signage and markings on site.
  • Stagger deliveries to avoid queuing at ingress and egress points.
  • Stagger the breakdown and departure of stands, stages etc.from the site at the end of the event
  • Eliminate unnecessary contact at ingress and egress points
  • Put procedures in place to minimise person-to-person contact during deliveries.
  • Minimising contact during exchange of documentation, for example by using electronically signed and exchanged documents.
  • Where it is possible and safe, have single workers load or unload vehicles.
  • Where more than one person is needed to load/unload a vehicle, use workers who are part of the same team, if possible.
  • Enabling drivers to access welfare facilities when required, consistent with other guidance.
  • Encourage drivers to stay in their vehicles where this does not compromise their safety and existing safe working practice, such as preventing vehicle theft.
  • Making sure that hand hygiene facilities are available for drivers coming onto the site.

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