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How to implement social distancing and protecting your workforce during COVID-19

If you’re concerned about how to implement social distancing at work, then this article will help you.

Operating safely and protecting the workforce is absolutely critical. For construction, manufacturing, distribution centres and logistics operations, it’s a seemingly impossible task to follow social distancing measures. With the Government outlining their new advice on workplace social distancing, now is the time to educate yourself and your work colleagues on safety.

Social distancing long-term

The sobering reality is that social distancing will be in place for the foreseeable future. It’s time to consider high quality and long-lasting practices that will only need to be installed once.

8 tips from Beaverswood to implement safe social distancing at work

Beaverswood offers advice and tips on how to implement safe and long-term social distancing measures into the workplace as-well as supplying you with safety equipment to ensure your colleagues are safe during hours of work.


Tip #1

Starting with the morning rush to a site, you need to make sure your people are keeping their distance before they enter the workplace. Outdoor floor stencils are a great solution to keeping everyone  two metres apart.


Tip #2

Industrial-strength floor markers can ensure one-way systems, mark out specific areas and zones or enforce a two metre distance in the workplace. Shop the full range at Beaverswood.


Tip #3

Personal protection is really key. From hard hats with visors to shielded face masks, there are plenty of options that will suit the relevance of your business.


Tip #4

If you need to segregate workers in communal areas – such as picking and packing zones – then consider floor-standing perspex screens. If you need a bit less permanence or more movement between the areas, then consider rotational perspex screens.


Tip #5

Introduce cleaning stations to prevent cross-contamination and manage infection control. Beaverswood has a full range of shadowboards to help workplaces create best practice.


Tip #6

Stagger lunch breaks and try to keep communal social areas occupied to a minimum.


Tip #7

Desk and counter-top screens provide additional protection to desk-workers. If you have customer-facing or public-facing regular contact, then these are a good cost-effective solution.


Tip #8

If you have a large premise or multiple locations, consult an expert who can recommend and install your social distancing measures. Beaverswood have a team of experts who can help.


View the full range of social distancing products from Beaverswood here.

For more information, advice or help, please get in touch

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Dear Customer,


We would like to thank you for all your support and business during the last 15 months - no one could have foreseen all the events that have unfolded, and we are incredibly proud of how our team have worked tirelessly with our customers and suppliers in navigating these challenging times. 


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.


We would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding in these unsettling times