Daval, a British fitted furniture manufacturer, has issued all staff members with reusable PPE packs on their return to work.
The PPE packs, which contain hand sanitizer, surface wipes, tissues, disposable gloves, ear protectors and face masks, have been issued alongside single PPE provisions, which are is disposed of when used and responsibly removed by an approved contractor.
The company has also installed handwashing and sanitising facilities at all entry and exit points, and put reminders in place for stringent handwashing.
New check-in procedures require arriving staff to be marked on a register, have their temperature taken and only gain access to their workstation once approved, usually through fingerprint door entry. A questionnaire is emailed to each visitor 48 hours ahead of their visit, if on-site visit is required, and staff have staggered break times, safety notices & 2m floor markers throughout the building and new food & drink protocols.
‘In order to ensure we’re COVID-19 secure and safely protect the health and welfare of our staff and customers, we have created a 36-page Health & Safety Manual on the current control measures we have in place’ says Simon Bodsworth, Managing Director.
‘The devastation felt worldwide is undeniable and if anything, the pandemic has taught us to take care of what matters most: our health and wellbeing. Without good practises in place, our broken economy will face further disruption, delay retail opportunities and staff member’s ability to return to work. We need to pull together and work on getting our confidence back, both personally and professionally, which is why with effective-change safe working environments that protect our staff, start to service customers again and manage financial risk are imperative.’
‘Surprisingly, the deceleration of business during lockdown actually afforded me some free time to be proactive and remotely communicate with new and existing companies/professionals. With the introduction of twice-weekly Zoom meetings over the last two months, we’ve been able to continue speaking with our customers and educate them on all areas of the business like brand heritage, company history, product training and industry trends. On average, each session attracted 60 participants in-conversation with Daval and led to some really refreshing and frank discussion from all channels in the kbb sector: consumer, retailer, distributor and manufacturer.
‘Your continued support for our business has been outstanding and we are incredibly grateful. As we plan for the future and move forward in business, please make sure you contact us to find out how we can help support your business and grow together’ added Bodsworth.