Covid-19 manual for engineers

COVID-19 Taskforce

Compiled by IMechE's COVID-19 Task Force

Our COVID-19 Task Force is formed of members from across the Institution’s Special Interest Groups and Regions who can provide specialist input and advice on subjects where the impact of COVID-19 can be reduced through engineering applications.

The Task Force is a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Technical Strategy Board, chaired by Past President of IMechE, Professor Joe McGeough.

Special thanks to:

  • IMechE President, Terry Spall, for supporting this initiative
  • IMechE's Technical Strategy Board and Valentin Kokorin for project managing contributions to the Manual,


This online manual compiled by our expert COVID-19 Task Force and produced by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers contains the latest knowledge from expert organisations around the world on how to tackle COVID-19 through engineering solutions.

This online manual is designed to provide best practice examples to engineers and other interested parties who are seeking to make workplaces and travelling COVID-19-safe. This material is not intended as a substitute for expert professional advice and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers strongly advises any individual wishing to implement technologies and processes contained in this manual to seek professional advice first.