Covid-19 Safety Measures

1. Is it safe to resume work after the lock down ends?

We are in a situation that is changing frequently and there is no long-term visibility. It is quite difficult to predict the overall nature of the work environment, especially in terms of safety, over the next few weeks and months.

We have laid down measures which will be followed by our people to ensure safety at individual and project level. These measures are guidelines and procedures to be followed by labor, project managers and anyone else working on the project;

2. What measures has Lulu put in place to support the resumption of work after lock down ends?

We have assigned various responsibilities to our site supervisors and project managers who will work along with contractor/labor working on the site to ensure work flows smoothly. In addition to this, every building complex will implement its own rules for work to resume & we will ensure all those rules are being followed by our personnel at all times.

Lulu Site Supervisors will prepare a schedule for site visits:

  • Ensure enough supply of masks, gloves, sanitizers on site

  • Check the progress of work according to the schedule and the contractor has access to all the drawings on site

  • Ensure all necessary materials are ordered in advance

  • Conduct a weekly training session to instruct contractors on safety guidelines to be followed

  • Keep a list of emergency contacts on site

Lulu Project Managers will coordinate work with site supervisors:

  • Create a schedule for site visits along with the site supervisor

  • Daily calls to get site updates from site supervisor

  • Coordinate with vendors to ensure on-time delivery as much as possible

  • Keep clients update periodically to the progress of work on site

  • Monitor work on sites remotely through periodic video calls as and when required

Hipcouch contractors will work closely with site supervisors to ensure safety along with work flow:

  • Coordinate arrangement of transport with the site supervisor

  • Ensure all the labor workforce has access to safety supplies

  • Instruct the team to not spit, consume tobacco/paan/etc. or to smoke on site

  • Inform the team to maintain social distancing and other safety guidelines as well as not to loiter on or outside the site before or after work

  • In case of any symptoms being felt by any team member, inform the site supervisor immediately

3. How will Lulu mobilise the labour needed for its projects?

We are assessing the availability of the workforce that is currently at hand. A lot of workforce are migrant workers and have traveled back to their hometowns and villages. Once there is more clarity on material and people movement post lockdown, we will assign the workforce to our projects.

We will balance out the workforce available to us across different projects and aim to start work on all our projects within the week of lockdown being lifted. Revised work schedules will be provided to you in the same week. We will also work with you to ensure timely delivery of your project, keeping in mind the restrictions at hand.

4. How will quality be managed?

We do regular site supervision and that will continue going forward on all our sites. In addition, due to the possibility of restricted movement, we will also use technology to monitor work progress. We will do regular video calls and room by room site walk-through. On pre-decided dates/times, our supervision team will be on site and all protocols and social distancing measures will be followed.

To ensure quality of materials being delivered on site, we will coordinate the deliveries to be made such that it coincides with the times during which our project management team is on site. Some materials such as hardware, lights, switches, etc, may also be delivered to our office so that we can verify them and then send them to site.

Please be assured that quality of materials and work will not suffer after work resumes. If needed, we may look at slowing down the pace of work / implementing new guidelines to make sure we are meeting all the requirements for delivery a high quality end-product.