We are all living through difficult times and we find ourselves adjusting to the new normal. Following an initial 3 week shut down from Tuesday 24th March, we returned to work on Tuesday 14th April and concentrated on garden and grounds maintenance with just James and Kevin working. On Monday 1st June we welcomed back Walter with Terry returning to work on Tuesday 9th June.
Throughout the pandemic and into the new year, as the country moves in and out of the various restrictions placed upon it; we as a company are keeping our strict proceedures in place in order to protect our clients, our team and our families.
Our Coronavirus COVID-19 daily procedures are:
- Social Distancing – everyone should now be accustomed to the current 2 metre (6.6 feet) social distancing rule that we all abide by. This applies to all our team members and our customers too. We ask you all to remember to stay away from us as much as possible but we welcome conversations about your garden or project from a distance. Meetings on site with James to discuss new work will be undertaken with social distancing in place. Even though the 1 metre plus mitigation advice came into effect on Saturday 4th July we will maintaining 2 metres at all times unless for some reason it is not possible - we will use face coverings where necessary.
- Face Coverings – to enable our other team members to return to work and share work vehicles we will be using face coverings to protect our team. Face coverings will also be used during work in certain circumstances where social distancing cannot be maintained between team members (1 metre plus mitigation). In the limited situations where we need to access your garden or grounds through your house or offices we will also wear face coverings and ensure social distancing is maintained. These face coverings will be safely disposed of at the end of each day.
- Hand Washing – we will continue to maintain high standards of hygiene with regular hand washing throughout the day and before we start and finish at a customer’s property.
- Regular Disinfection of Vehicles and Equipment – since the pandemic started we have been cleaning our work vehicles more regularly and disinfecting them. To enable more team members to return to work we will be disinfecting vehicles at the end of every day and disinfect any equipment used. Two sets of hand tools will continue to be used for each team. Where possible one vehicle will be allocated to one specific team. PPE including boots, helmets and gloves will not be shared.
In addition to these measures we will not be accepting drinks of any kind from customers. We have highlighted the possible transmission risk on cups and glasses and therefore have banned all employees from accepting these beverages. We thank you for the offer but we will bring our own provisions.
We will continue to follow all of the guidance found on this link https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
A full risk assessment will be available for those customers who wish to see how we are managing the health and safety of working throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
We are confident that these safety measures will enable us to work through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond whilst offering a comprehensive range of quality services to our customers.
PLEASE NOTE - The situation is under constant review and subject to change in line with any new restrictions put in place by the government.
James Sharp, Director