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Pearce Group Business Continuity Statement

In light of recent events relating to the Coronavirus, we consider the health of our staff and our customers of utmost importance. Pearce Group have issued a Business Continuity Statement.

04 June 2020

 

Pearce Group Business Continuity Statement

We are closely monitoring the potential impact of COVID-19 on the business operations and monitoring any advice issued by the UK Government via Public Health England,the Department of Health and Social Care and the current recommendations from the World Health Organisation (“WHO”). 

Our priority is to ensure all our customers receive a high-quality service with minimal disruption, and to ensure the company take practical measures to keep our employees, customers and the community safe.  

At present,the impact on day to day operations is minimal and we continue to operate business as usual but with the following additional precautions and planning in place:

·        We have issued all employees with guidance to hygiene and the importance of regular and thorough hand washing and use of hand sanitisers.  

·        We are actively monitoring and recording employee travel plans with anyone travelling to or returning from Category 1 high risk areas being advised to self-isolate and contact NHS for further advice.  Any employees travelling to or returning from Category 2 areas are advised to self-isolate in the event they develop symptoms and contact NHS services.  We will ensure this information is updated in line with government guidance.

·        Non-essential meetings will be postponed or carried out remotely.

·        An active record of all employees with any symptoms and the outcome of illness.

·        Ensuring all visitors on site declare if they have travelled to any Category 1 risk areas or if they have travelled to Category 2 areas with no current symptoms.

·        Ensuring managers are guided on COVID-19, how to spot symptoms and any processes such as absence reporting and sick pay.

Following Government guidelines, Pearce Group have implemented measures to ensure we reduce social interaction between employees and the public:

·        Floor marking to recommended social distancing advice, where practicable.

·        Limiting non-essential movement between sites or areas.

·        We are enabling employees to work from home where necessary and appropriate.

·        Taking extra steps for vulnerable groups, including those who are pregnant, aged 70 or over, or who have a long-term health condition.

·        Reduce any gatherings both inside the office and outside Pearce sites.

On 11th May 2020, the Government published further guidance ‘COVID Secure’ to assist companies and their employees to work safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. Pearce Group have taken the following steps to ensure that all sites operate inline with the COVID secure guidance.

1. Risk Assessments - These have been carried out on all sites and all employees have been made aware of this.

2. Reinforce cleaning process – Pearce Group now have fogging machines on all sites, and all sites have contactless hand sanitizing machines to be used by all employees.

3. Working from home - We are and have enabled employees to work from home where necessary and appropriate.

4. Maintain 2 metre distance in the workplace – All Pearce sites including offices, canteens, kitchens, yards and workshops have been re-arranged to ensure the workforce are able to maintain a minimum of 2 metre distance.

5.Manage transmission risk – Where we are not able to maintain a minimum of 2 metres distance, all employees have been provided with the necessary PPE to ensure that all staff are protected.

All services will continue where as normal, where possible. Pearce Group is following the Government guidelines to ensure we minimise the spread of COVID-19.  We will let you know as usual if there are any changes. 

The Board of Directors are monitoring the current situation closely to ensure that we implement the appropriate advice recommended by the UK Government. 

Should the impact of COVID-19 become more severe, this statement will be updated accordingly to reflect any adjustments that Pearce Group will make, this will be available on the Pearce Group website.

 

Review date: June 2020 - Version 4