Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March, we have spent the last 24 hours lobbying the Government to enable us to authorise our Engineer Surveyors to travel for work, focused only on support for critical industry sectors.
We have now received further advice from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Alongside other member organisations of SAFed, we believe that we can interpret this advice, as meaning that for the purposes of carrying out Inspection work for critical industries or those within their supply chain, we can define our Engineer Surveyors as ‘key workers’.
We will now prioritise industry sectors considering their criticality, with the highest priority being given to facilities that are crucial for the treatment and containment of the virus and/or the general infrastructure of the country. For example but not limited to industries linked to health, food, water and power.
We appreciate that this situation is fast moving, therefore we will keep you updated as it develops. Thank you for your support.