Coronavirus (COVID-19) Customer Update
Ainscough Crane Hire has implemented a programme to monitor changes and keep our teams up to date. The most up-to-date Government guidance for employers and businesses is available here, alongside an advice sheet on home isolation.
As the government relaxes the rules across the UK, everyone should be cautious while managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. Ainscough Crane will continue to follow the site operating procedures Version 7 from the Construction Leadership Council(CLC). The Site Operating Procedures have been updated to reflect the latest Government guidance in England The changes in Version 7 are minor, including updated guidance on self-isolation and shielding and the removal of the requirement to display a QR code in site canteens.
- As we approach autumn, we’ll be spending more time indoors. This will increase the risk of coronavirus spreading.
- Everyday environments show why washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering, and keeping at least 2m apart is vital in controlling the spread.
- Coronavirus can live for more than 24 hours indoors.
- You could pick up or pass on the virus by touching a contaminated surface.
- Washing your hands with soap and water, or using hand sanitiser, regularly throughout the day will reduce the risk of catching or passing it on.
- Wearing a face covering your nose and mouth reduces the spread of droplets carrying the virus. This means if you have it, you’re less likely to pass it on to others.
- Wash your hands, cover your face, make space. These are the three most effective ways we can all control the spread of the virus.
- Remember if you have any coronavirus symptoms; high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell, get a free test by calling 119 or visiting NHS.uk.
- Together, we will control the virus and stop the spread.
Updated guidance on shielding, self-isolation, testing and what to do if a worker develops COVID-19 symptoms or has to self-isolate.
Hygiene control in the workplace
Good working practices around hygiene in the workplace will help prevent the spread of infection. A checklist of best practice hygiene considerations would include:
- Follow strict guidelines on personal hygiene and cleanliness including thoroughly washing hands on a regular basis.
- Providing handwashing facilities and alcohol-based hand sanitiser where appropriate.
- Ensuring work surfaces are cleaned daily.
- Ensuring waste is removed daily.
- Ensuring that heating and ventilation is maintained and in good working order.
To reduce the risk of spreading illness at work, staff should also be reminded to:
- Observe government guidance.
- Cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their sleeve (not their hands) when they cough or sneeze.
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately.
- Wash hands with soap and water often (or sanitiser gel where this is not available).
- Avoid any contact with unwell people.
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth with their hands if they are unclean.
Ainscough Crane Hire customers can contact us on 0800 272 637 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for any further advice and guidance.
Monitoring the Situation
As the threat of coronavirus spreading is a rapidly changing situation, customers, employees and suppliers across our network should make sure they keep up to date with government and medical advice available online.