COVID-19. Business continuity and public safeguarding.
Update 9th June 2020
CMI Group have a robust business continuity plan already in place to deal with unforeseen disruption to our normal operation.
Investment in cloud-based telephone and contract management systems means we are able to continue head office administration remotely from site. Where required, this ensures staff can continue working from home if self-isolation is enforced.
As of the 9th of June, CMI HQ is operating as usual taking into consideration social distancing.
CMI want to assure you that we have procedures in place to be able to deliver our services to you in a safe yet efficient manner as to not disrupt the high-level service we currently provide to you.
The government has advised on 29th of May
1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
Before restarting work you should ensure the safety of the workplace by:
- carrying out a risk assessment in line with the HSE guidance
- consulting with your workers or trade unions
- sharing the results of the risk assessment with your workforce and on your website
2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
You should increase the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning by:
- encouraging people to follow the guidance on hand washing and hygiene
- providing hand sanitiser around the workplace, in addition to washrooms
- frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly
- enhancing cleaning for busy areas
- setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets
- providing hand drying facilities – either paper towels or electrical dryers
3. Help people to work from home
You should take all reasonable steps to help people work from home by:
- discussing home working arrangements
- ensuring they have the right equipment, for example remote access to work systems
- including them in all necessary communications
- looking after their physical and mental wellbeing
4. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible
Where possible, you should maintain 2m between people by:
- putting up signs to remind workers and visitors of social distancing guidance
- avoiding sharing workstations
- using floor tape or paint to mark areas to help people keep to a 2m distance
- arranging one-way traffic through the workplace if possible
- switching to seeing visitors by appointment only if possible
5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk
Where it’s not possible for people to be 2m apart, you should do everything practical to manage the transmission risk by:
- considering whether an activity needs to continue for the business to operate
- keeping the activity time involved as short as possible
- using screens or barriers to separate people from each other
- using back-to-back or side-to-side working whenever possible
- staggering arrival and departure times
- reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’
The management are continually monitoring events and guidance. We will promptly advise our customers of any imposed changes to our policy.
For further information, please contact Luke Hodgson on 01344 629202 or 07904 004385.