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Highlands' largest housebuilder, Tulloch Home, gearing up to get back to work following Covid-19 lockdown

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Billy Mackay and Cameron Brand of Tulloch Homes.
Billy Mackay and Cameron Brand of Tulloch Homes.

Tulloch Homes says it plans to take 50 per cent of its workforce off furlough within the next four weeks to restart projects.

A start-up team has already put new safety systems and procedures in place.

Chief executive George Fraser said: “Safety is our number one priority.

“We began taking tradesmen off furlough from last Monday and as the Scottish Government progresses through its phased return to work plan we anticipate that the majority of our 160 staff and workforce will be unfurloughed and return to work over a four-week period.

“With this unparalleled health and safety system ready to go, our restart strategy is in place towards getting all sites operational – and we’re keen to play our part in rebuilding the Highland and Scottish economy.”

Group construction director Billy McKay, who has supervised the implementation of the strict new safety programme said: “We have commissioned a video of the new working system which must be viewed by those returning to sites for their own safety.

“The health and wellbeing of our employees, their families, our clients and the general public is our absolute priority. Safety clothing and hand sanitiser systems are in place along with a signage system which ensures that anyone working on a Tulloch Homes site will have the correct understanding to comply with the new standards.”

Wester Inshes site manager Cameron Brand said: “We’ve arranged for staggered arrival and departure times for workers, and the same for lunch breaks. There are 103 houses and flats in this phase of a very popular site and we look forward to a safe start to construction.”

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