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Reviewing Industrial Safety Post-Covid-19

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New normal

 

There’s no doubt about it, Covid-19 has changed the economic and industrial landscape. There has been a sharp rise in online shopping which, in turn, has increased the productivity in warehousing, logistics and transport sectors, whilst also heightening levels of manufacturing and production.

 

UK manufacturing is being brought to the fore once again as many companies look to stay closer to home, to shorten their supply chain and to become more self-sufficient; not having to rely upon other countries in case another pandemic or emergency situation were to strike again.

 

With all this, social distancing has also become a requirement that was not contemplated prior to Covid-19. Now workspaces realise they need to re-think their safety and protection systems, as well as their pedestrian and vehicle traffic flows in and around the facility.

 

Businesses should be reviewing industrial safety post-Covid-19.

 

Review how pedestrian and vehicle safety operates

 

Businesses up and down the country have had to implement social distancing measures in order to re-open. These can be extensive if you’re in the industrial sector, which can seriously impact the output and productivity of your facility. Places of business have a duty to protect the health of their workforce (as well as the building and everything within it) whilst still achieving maximum productivity.

 

Now is the time to get everybody talking and reviewing the previous regime – Consider how new social distancing measures will impact the outputs and the general safety of the facility. Review floor plans and consider shift patterns and volume of traffic at different times of the day. As your production increases, you need to optimise the workspace so that you can facilitate the maximum amount of people, vehicles and equipment, whilst maintaining strict health and safety standards.

 

Solutions Specialists

 

At Beaverswood we can help to you reorganise your safety systems and help you to get more from your workspace. It could be as simple as putting an extra ‘break’ in your pedestrian walkways to allow vehicle traffic to flow through; adding extra safety barriers or column protectors to safeguard your infrastructure from the increased HGV traffic, or Perspex screen segregation systems to reduce personal contact between teams and individuals. Whatever the solution, it will enable your facility to perform at its optimum level whilst also keeping your workforce, and the working environment, safe and healthy.

 

Visusafe products

 

Proactive organisations that reorganise their industrial workspaces to facilitate the post-Covid-19 landscape will profit from healthier and more productive workforces that can safely handle the increased volume and demand.

 

For more information about implementing workspace safety systems, or our Visusafe range, please contact us.

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Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we need to share with you the testing circumstances that are besetting our industry. With prices for commodities, such as plastics, cardboard and paper, as well as transport costs rising in a way that we haven’t seen in our 37-year history, our supply partners have found themselves increasingly battling with growing costs and possible shortages.

 

From the start of the pandemic, we have been working closely with our supply partners to try and mitigate any risk of price increases. As an example, we took the decision early on to proactively pre-invest in our stock levels to lock in historic prices. However, with the continued supply & demand mismatches, and increasing industry pressures on the supply chains, we have had to evaluate our position and the impact it is having on our business. It is with great reluctance that we need to apply a temporary economic surcharge of 12% on all orders placed, effective from 22nd July 2021.

 

We pride ourselves on working very hard with our suppliers and customers to build strong, trusted and long-lasting partnerships, so please be assured that we will be reviewing this measure all of the time, and adapting it as we can, when hopefully market conditions become more settled for all of us.

 

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