‘COVID FOR DUMMIES’ signs turning heads at Sarnia job sites
A COVID policy sign is stirring up attention on some Sarnia job sites.
Henderson Builders Owner-Operator Scott Henderson said people ignore signs that post obvious information, like wash your hands and cover your face.
In response to those signs, Henderson released “COVID 19 FOR DUMMIES” posters all around his job sites in Sarnia.
“I just wanted to put a different flair on the obvious information and as it turns out, I think I have the only COVID-19 information sign on a construction site in Canada that people actually read and than they come back and read it again.”
Henderson said that nine posters are on display, including one at a south end eatery. He said he’s only had one complaint so far.
“I just don’t understand some of the things that we’re required to do to train people, it’s beyond logical. In order to be on a construction site you’re supposed to be 16-years-old, and I just felt that if we need to train 16-year-old people how to wash their hands then we have a bigger problem than the posting of signs.”
Henderson said overall, the pandemic has been good for the construction industry.
“It has made some people appreciate their jobs, which is a good thing because that’s long overdue. And it’s made people find better and different ways to do their jobs or more efficient ways and think ahead.”
Henderson said the industry, and all businesses for that matter, have had to get more efficient.
“We’re suffering from supply shortages right now, so everyone has to think differently than they used to because they can’t just run to the corner store to pick up a piece of wood or anything anymore because it’s a challenge. You have to plan ahead.”
A spokesperson from the City of Sarnia said Henderson’s signs are placed on private property and do not break any city or provincial legislation.
-With files from Colin Gowdy