As both India and the UK come slowly out of Covid-19 lock-down, it is more important than ever that we all STAY ALERT outside of our home environment.
In addition to essential shopping, EVERYONE of us must stay alert while travelling to/from work and in the workplace observing social distancing rules, wearing of PPE and regular cleaning of touchable surfaces and washing of hands, hair and clothes.
Within the Standard Group of Companies, including Stanflow and Stanvalves, below are TWO of the initial steps we are/have implemented to keep our workforce and stakeholders safe.
#1. Think about Risk
Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment across all areas of the business
Communicate the risk assessment with the employees
Publish risk assessment
#2. Managing Risk
To reduce risk to the lowest reasonably practicable level by taking preventative measures, in order of priority, by;
EVERYONE to frequently wash their hands
Frequent cleaning of ALL touchable surfaces
Make work from home a first option (where possible) for employees
Implement social distancing EVERYWHERE at work and outside of the home environment
Ensure EVERYONE understands to ISOLATE themselves at home (and go to hospital where needed) if they have Covid-19 symptoms.
To facilitate this, we have installed additional hand sanitation areas and implemented new cleaning regimes.
It is in ALL our our interests to keep the workplace safe while companies, countries and the world in general gets back to some level of economic stability.
In light of the uncertainty we all face with the continued spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), I wanted to keep you informed of the steps we’re taking at the Standard Group of Companies to help protect our people and you, our valued customers, suppliers, employees and contractors; collective our Stakeholders.
The Standard Group of Companies comprises of;
Standard Glass Lining Technology,
Schematic Engineering Industries,
S2 Engineering Services,
Stanpumps Engineering Industries,
As ever we’re working hard to try and maintain the best possible customer service experience, whilst following government and international guidance. First and foremost, our thoughts are with anyone affected and their respective families.
Suspension of Operations with Immediate Effect
In accordance with the UK and Indian Government instructions which came into effect at Midnight on Tuesday 24th March 2020, we have suspended all of our ‘coronavirus non-critical’ on-site operations for a 3-week (21 day) period. We have locked our factories to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Our team will be working from their home office during this period and are available to assist you administratively wherever possible.
Unfortunately, our on-site teams are unable to travel or attend site due to the UK and Indian lock-down restrictions now in place.
We are available to assist and deploy our on-site team to any ‘coronavirus critical-service’ clients such as hospitals, schools and associated critical support facilities should the need arise. We will endeavour to support these frontline coronavirus flighting services wherever possible.
Many of our customers operate in the Pharmaceutical sector and manufacture critical, life saving drugs. Our emergency services will be active in this lockdown period to support such clients and reduce the criticality in the production of the drugs.
The safety of our employees and clients employees is our number one priority.
Firstly, if any of our on-site engineers have been asked to attend a coronavirus critical site but are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of the disease, such as headache, fever, cough or sore throat, they have been instructed to report such to their manager and not visit the client. Their manager will organise a replacement engineer to call to the site. Please bare with us while such is arranged.
If any of our on-site service team attend such site, they will strictly follow the site protocol and assist in supporting the countries effects to combat the virus.
Lastly, for the foreseeable future, please note that you will always receive a warm welcome from the Standard Group team, however for the time being, please note that we won’t be greeting you with a traditional handshake.
We will be strictly observing the social distancing policy set out by the UK and Indian Government and hence will mitigate all personal contact as this is an effective method to prevent the spread of the virus which I’m sure you’ll understand.
Thank you for your support. Let’s keep looking out for each other and all keep healthy and safe.