A construction contractor says it is implementing a range of measures across its sites so it can continue working safely during the coronavirus outbreak.

Story Contracting Limited provides building and civil engineering, construction, plant hire, and rail infrastructure services from its base at the Burgh Road Industrial Estate, Carlisle.

Its recent work has involved completing work on a NHS care home so it is ready to accept patients.

The company said where possible its staff were working from home.

It said it was taking a range of measures to keep staff safe including, implementing staggered breaks and splitting up trades to minimise contact.

At the same time, its joiners had made wedges to prop doors open to avoid contact with handles and it was also implementing a one person to one vehicle rule.

Workers were also being provided with disposable surgical gloves to wear under construction gloves.

Workers on railways across the UK were staying in self-catering apartments to enable teams to cook their own food whilst practising social distancing.

On site they were enforcing the "two metre rule" and minimising the number of people on site by keeping the same team together, which has included cancelling annual leave.

Story said it had also put cleaning regimes in place and was sending its workforce daily email and text updates on guidance. It has also developed a hub on its intranet with information and advice on best practice around avoiding spreading coronavirus.