Darren Blewett, Health and Safety Manager of Polymermedics 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 Darren. I'm the Health & Safety Manager for Polymermedics, here in sunny St Austell. We make medical devices, which are used by our brave NHS staff during this outbreak of Covid-19, so it's vital that we keep going while they keep going.
The changes that we've made to keep our staff safe during this time have been: work from home; if you can work from home you're off site. Shift work; split people up so there's less people on site at any one time. The people who are left, we put a massive onus on cleaning up, clean and wash your hands. The fourth thing is no contractors on site during this time unless it’s absolutely essential.
Throughout this process, we’ve used the GOV.UK website. They’ve got lots of information no matter what industry you work in. It’s been a massive help to us.