Portakabin makes changes to keep staff safe

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Simon Pollard, Head of Manufacturing & Logistics of Portakabin shares how the company put in place safer working practices to help get operations back up and running following the disruption caused by Coronavirus.

Here at Portakabin, with the majority of our office based staff now working remotely, we’re ensuring that all our people, whether here in the factory, in the yards or on customer sites can work safely.

We’re constantly reminding our people that it’s ok to stop and think about how they are going to go about a task to ensure it’s safe to do so, with social distancing in mind.

From a manufacturing perspective we’re actively sacrificing production efficiencies in order to keep our processes safe and our people working safely.

These include:

Our existing five point PPE policy, meaning eyes and hands are already covered.

Encouraging social distancing throughout our sites, and enhanced hygiene.

A visual reminder, via a poster campaign throughout our sites, encouraging employees to stop, think and act and go slower than normal, to ensure the right outcome is safely reached.

Many of our people are used to working in teams, and naturally without thinking ask each other for help. Whilst we don’t want to lose this can do attitude, we are working hard to ensure this doesn’t comprise social distancing protocols.

The latest government advice on safe working can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19