Coronavirus (COVID-19) Customer Update

The Site Operating Procedures have been updated by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to reflect the latest Government guidance following the easing of lockdown measures in England from Saturday 4 July. The ‘one metre plus’ social distancing guidelines require workers to stay two metres apart, or one metre with risk mitigation where two metres is not viable, and it is expected that sites will maintain the social distancing measures in place. Site Operating Procedures -V5.

We have received written confirmation that we have ‘Key Worker’ Status for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) assets including National Grid, Network Rail, Cadent Gas, United Utilities, etc.

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.

Daily activities being carried out by Ainscough Crane Hire in relation to COVID-19

  • Daily executive business continuity meeting.
  • Implemented the advice and direction given from the latest Site Operating Procedures including social distancing guidelines as described by Site Operating Procedures issued by the CLC.
  • Regular management briefing on Microsoft TEAMS where the latest advice from the government is shared.
  • Q&A session with managers to ensure a consistent approach and understanding.
  • Management cascade key messages to their respective teams.
  • An update is sent out to all employees on My Ainscough App.
  • Ainscough Crane Hire’s customer website is updated with the latest information on how we are managing the situation.
  • Workers who can work from home are already doing so.
  • Visitors to ACH must sign a declaration that they are symptom-free.
  • Rigorous cleaning of the workplace has been escalated.

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:

  • Continuing to follow strict guidelines on personal hygiene and cleanliness including thoroughly washing hands on a regular basis.
  • Not congregating in communal areas such as mess rooms or kitchens.
  • 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:

  • Strictly observe government guidance on social distancing.
  • 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 sanitizer gel where this is not available).
  • Avoid close 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: 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.

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