David O'Connell, Managing Director of dBD Communications shares how they put in place safer working practices to help get their business back up and running following the disruption caused by Coronavirus. Find out how you can work safely here.
Hi, my name’s David O-Connell. I’m the Managing Director of dBD Communications, an SME company based here in Basildon Essex.
dBD Communications are one of the largest providers of duplex communication solutions in the UK.
Our main markets consist of rail, the ground-handling activities on airports, general construction and other more bespoke civil projects.
To maintain the equipment that the rail workers are using, we had to come up with a 10-point cleaning process. Which ensured, that when the product was being handed over to the next operative was free from virus and contamination.
We implemented this process in our own workshop facilities to ensure that any equipment from a goods-in point of view, was stopped at the door, social distancing was applied, operatives were wearing face masks and gloves, when needed to, until the equipment was deemed as clean.
By adhering to the rules and procedures that we’ve already put in place, we can now bring our staff back safely.
We have to rebuild and refocus, shape, guide and modify maybe our business plan and look forward to the future and try and embrace new opportunities, new technologies and grow the company again, through this difficult time.