Coronavirus Measures

Coronavirus  Measures

Crossway Scaffolding (Elland) Ltd continues to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation nationally, and the safety of our employees, customers and suppliers is our top priority.

We have reviewed and updated our Business continuity plan already and already implemented additional precautions both internally for our staff and externally for our customers and wider supply chain.

The details of the control measures we have put in place are listed below:

Control measures relating to customers and wider supply chain:

  • Hand washing signage has been added to all welfare facilities.
  • Hand sanitiser is added in the reception area
  • Ensure adequate provision of antibacterial handwashes / soap in all toilet facilities
  • A Heath and Safety bulletin has been issued for all remote staff. This will be updated and recommunicated as necessary.
  • Increased contracted cleaning services with specific instructions to daily disinfect all frequently touched surfaces
  • Internal staff have been nominated to clean down frequently touched areas throughout the day
  • Video/telephone conferencing should be considered for external meetings
  • The Management team have signed up to Public Health England Alerts

Internal control measures relating to employees:

  • Toolbox talks / updates to all teams on a regular basis
  • Where possible, we are encouraging video conferencing for meetings and reducing all nonessential travel
  • Ensured sick leave policy is flexible and consistent with public health guidance and that employees are reminded of these policies
  • Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to self-isolate for a period of 7 to 14 days as per the current Government guidelines or until they are free of fever (37.8° C or greater). Before returning to work, employees must be clear of signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants)
  • Ensure adequate provision of antibacterial handwashes / soap in all toilet facilities
  • Ensure all off site employees are aware of the site instructions/facililties
  • Inform employees that some people may be at higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with chronic medical conditions
  • Ask Managers to prepare for possible increased numbers of employee absences due to staff illness or their family members
  • Cross-train team members (if relevant) to perform essential duties so that the businesses can operate if key staff members are absent.
  • Reduce physical contact such as handshaking
  • Share plan with employees and explain what (if any) revised policies and pay and benefits will be available to them in the event of an emergency scenario
  • Staff returning from leave will be contacted prior to their return to work to check if they have visited any high-risk areas. Anyone who has visited a high-risk area will be advised to self-isolate, as per the current Government advise
  • We are reviewing working from home policy and arranging additional facilities to enable wider remote working

We will continue to follow the UK Government guidelines relating to COVID-19.

Given the changing nature of the situation, our control measure and policies surrounding COVID-19 may change and be updated. We will continue to communicate these where applicable.

 Steve Fearnehough, Managing Director