As you will know the government has re-imposed some Covid restrictions due to a new strain (Omicron). The health of our workforce and their families remains our utmost priority so we wanted to share with you the extra steps we’re taking to continuously keep our people safe and minimise the risk of the spread of infection.
Good hand hygiene is essential in the fight against COVID-19. Workers are expected to wash their hands thoroughly, for 20 seconds and using soap and water, at regular intervals, including upon arrival to site, before entering and after exiting any plant or machinery, before and after using any equipment, before and after breaks, and before leaving site. Hand washing facilities are available and cleaned regularly, and hand sanitiser (minimum 60% alcohol) is also being provided.
A dedicated Welfare Operative at each site will be responsible for cleaning and hygiene. Regular cleaning of shared vehicles, plant, machinery and equipment, common contact surfaces on site and in offices, including IT, office and phone equipment, canteen appliances, facilities and furniture and door handles and push plates will be carried out. Toilet facilities will be cleaned on an hourly basis, including door handles, locks and toilet flushes. Waste bins will also be emptied regularly.
Transport, plant and equipment
Employees will be encouraged to wear a face covering to travel to work in a shared vehicle. The same rules apply when using plant, machinery and equipment.
Visitors and deliveries
Delivery drivers will be advised to stay in their vehicles wherever possible. If drivers must exit their vehicles, they will be asked to wash or sanitise their hands before handling any materials.
Our Sales Offices and Show Homes are open as usual with considerable thought to hand washing facilities and to the the risks of close contact. Facemasks will be provided for our sales team and any walk ins to the show home/s or marketing suite/s.