Coronavirus (COVID-19) Customer Update

We continue to keep abreast of developments and are carrying out dynamic risk assessments to mitigate any risks. We are following all of the guidance that is coming from the government.

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 ensure that all of our teams are up to date. We have also provided guidance for our customers, employees, and suppliers on managing the risks of coronavirus. 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.
  • Social distancing implemented across the business.
  • Daily management briefing at 9.00 am 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 tackling 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.
  • The depot network is operating normally, colleagues are working in separate
    rooms where practicable.
  • We are operating as normal whilst following the government’s advice to keep colleagues, customers, and the wider public safe.
  • Strictly observing the government guidance by having no gatherings of more than two people and keep at least 2m apart
  • Not congregating in communal areas such as mess rooms or kitchens

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
  • Strictly observe the government guidance on having no gatherings of more than two people and keep at least 2m apart
  • 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

Customers, employees, suppliers and Ainscough Crane Hire have a duty to our workforce to assess the risks of travelling and working in affected countries or areas. Sharing pertinent information, such as specific advice for people returning from affected areas, is vital to prevent the spread of infection and encourage individuals to act responsibly.

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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