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Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research

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:

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.

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