ENSURING THE SAFETY OF THE WORKFORCE

Companies and businesses are facing challenging times to mitigate risks to their employees as many lockdowns around the country are beginning to ease. The main challenge now presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures is to restore the economy, while managing a very real risk to human life. Going back to work will involve countless unknowns, but on top of the list is safety.

In response, Asmech are now manufacturing a range of bespoke protective screens, along with other COVID related products, such as; hand wash stations, tables and hospital equipment that can be ordered and installed on the frontlines within a short period of time.

Versatile

Our bespoke services ensure that Asmech Systems Limited offer the correct solution for your products and applications. Our protective screens can be designed to allow operators to easily maneuver or disassemble them to save space and also feature a non-porous plastic, thus preventing microbes from entering the surface. In addition, the protective screens are built to withstand the harsh chemical cleaning products and potential washdown procedure to comply with new working requirements.

Suitability

Designed and manufactured to your individual requirements, the protective screens are versatile and can be used in a variety of locations and industries. Our most recent installations and customers include the following;

  • FMCG Suppliers
  • Pharmacies
  • Food and Beverage manufacturers
  • Industrial and building
  • Office receptionists
  • And many more

As Asmech Systems have remained open for business during the pandemic, we have adapted to a new way of operating. Working closely with our health and safety advisor, we have put actions in place, including but not limited to; informative signs on rules and procedures to follow, hand sanitising areas and social distancing lines. We have received high praise for our reactiveness and as such, are being used as a benchmark for all other local businesses. Asmech Systems Limited and encouraging others to join in with the practices and would advise others to follow these key steps;

  • Keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce risks of exposure to coronavirus in the workplace
  • Ensure employees who are in a vulnerable group are strongly advised to follow social distancing guidance
  • Make sure everyone’s contact numbers and emergency contact details are up to date
  • Offer training to managers on how to spot symptoms of coronavirus and all relevant processes, for example sickness reporting and procedures in the event someone in the workplace becomes unwell with potential coronavirus symptoms and needs to take the appropriate action
  • Make sure there are places to wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, and encourage everyone to do so regularly
  • Provide hand sanitiser and tissues for staff and encourage their use

Best-practice procedures for businesses

Clear and regular communication between employers and employees is important to ensure that all workers understand the reasons for the measures being adopted in the workplace and are therefore more likely to comply to the behavioral change. Here are a few examples to help you.

Ensure all workers are fully briefed, on all the symptoms of coronavirus, what to do if they experience symptoms and the measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus.

    • Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds, using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to
    • To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue in a bin immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand-sanitising gel
    • Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people
    • Use protective screens where possible, especially for frontline staff.

Call 01623 424442 for a no obligation chat about your requirements of screen protection provisions, or email sales@asmechsystems.co.uk