Keeping the UK Building Safely - KUBS
9 February 2021
Mobilising the resources and capabilities of The University of Manchester and HSE science division to scope the programme to enable UK to build biosafety at speed.
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has exposed new risks in the workplace and severe challenges for construction.
To thrive in the new workplace post-pandemic will require new biosecure methodologies, new workforce attitudes and new agile regulatory frameworks.
The Thomas Ashton Institute is working with stakeholders from the construction industry to deliver a scoping review and a proposal for a research programme that will help build a bio secure construction sector.
The project, led by Professor Neil Bourne, is focused around five work packages, drawing colleagues from across the University and HSE:
- Transmission risks is led by Martie Van tongeren and Karen Davies
- Technology shield is led by Glen Cooper and Simon Thurlbeck
- Simulation and data shield is led by Clara Cheung, Patrick Manu, Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo and Helen Balmforth
- Leadership and good practice is led by Sheena Johnson, Sharon Clarke, Angelique Hartwig, Helen Beers, and Ed Corbett
- Project delivery is led by Richard Kirkham and William Collinge
This project has been commissioned as part of the PROTECT COVID-19 National Core Study on transmission and environment.
The project is linked to the Transmission and Environment study, which forms part of the wider Covid-19 National Core Programme.