Frequently Asked Questions
- When will Open Doors take place?
- Who is Open Doors aimed at?
- What will happen during my site visit?
- Do I need to pre-book?
- Can you tell me about access for visitors with disabilities?
- Can I walk around the site on my own?
- Will the sites be safe?
- Can large groups attend?
- Can children attend?
- How long will the site visit last?
- Can I attend more than one site?
- Do I need to wear anything special?
- Where can I find more information on a career in construction?
- How do I create an account on the Open Doors website?
The dates for Open Doors 2018 will be announced soon. Please Click here to register your interest or keep checking the website for more information.
Please see What can Open Doors offer me? section to find out more about who Open Doors is aimed at and how you can benefit from an Open Doors site visit.
You will get the opportunity to see the project, meet the people and get a really good feeling for what working in construction is like. And of course, if you have any specific requests or interests please let the construction site you are booking with know and we’ll do our best to help and make them happen.
The information page for each individual site will clearly state disability access.
No, afraid not. You will have to stay with the group you are allocated at all times.
Each site taking part in Open Doors has taken all steps to make sure your site visit will be safe and enjoyable. To ensure your own safety you should follow any guidance given on site.
We encourage groups of all sizes, however due to some site restrictions larger groups may not always be possible. Please check the individual site’s information page for further information. And the earlier you book, the easier it will be to accommodate you.
Details on whether children can attend will be on each site's information page, as this may differ from site to site. Please note if a site does allow children to visit, all vulnerable individuals including under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If under 18, they must also have parental or legal guardian consent.
An estimated duration can be found on the site’s information page, it will vary.
Yes absolutely! Just remember you will need to book each one.
We would recommend you wear sensible shoes and comfortable clothing as you will be walking around the site. It’s always a good idea to bring some waterproof clothing as well just in case! Health and safety clothing will be provided by the construction company hosting the site tour if required.
If you’re interested in a career in construction more information on different roles, qualifications and a range of case studies can be found on the construction careers website Go Construct
Your account will be created when you first book a visit to one of the Open Doors sites. You can then use the same account to book other visits.