Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement
We want to reassure our customers and retailers that we are taking sensible and necessary steps to minimise the impact and potential spread of coronavirus to, from and within our business. We have implemented additional hygiene measures in our workplace and are providing our engineers, warehouse staff and delivery drivers with the essential equipment that they need to protect themselves, their families and of course our customers.
Currently we have taken steps to minimise the risk of spreading the virus by introducing a ‘no visitor’ policy to our site, as well as minimising any non-essential trips by staff to other sites. We have introduced additional disinfection routines throughout our offices and staff areas, with hygiene measures like hand sanitizer stations, disposable cups, additional canteen regulations, NHS poster positioning for thorough hand washing, additional PPE for remote staff as well as tissues and wipes for everyone to use to keep themselves and their work areas protected.
External events, trade shows, business trips, training and off site meetings have been postponed in order to minimise any unnecessary risk of staff members contracting the virus. We will be utilising technologies like Skype and conference calling, and working from home, to service levels for our customers during this difficult time. We are protecting our team members with any underlying health conditions as best as we can and will continue to offer advice and support as required.
We are reviewing the protective and preventative measures we have in place on a daily basis, in line with government advice. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of paramount importance to our business and we will continue to take every step needed to ensure their safety. There is a procedure in place, should we experience an infection in the workplace and we will monitor the situation very closely as it develops, adjusting our operations and behaviour accordingly.
While risk cannot be eliminated entirely, we believe that by introducing additional temporary measures to protect our workforce we can limit the risk to our valued employees, their families and the impact on our business services and customers.