Sue Newton, Health and Safety Manager at Halton Housing, speaks about the changes they have made for staff to safely return to work. Find out how you can safely return to work here.
Hello, my name is Sue Newton. I am the Health and Safety Manager at Halton Housing. We own and manage seven thousand properties in the Cheshire towns of Runcorn and Widnes. And our aim is to improve lives.
We have been working in an agile way for many years now and during lockdown all of our staff worked from home. To help our colleagues feel safe and assured, we have introduced a number of safety measures.
These include taking people's temperatures when they arrive at the office, operating all our desks socially distanced, bringing an online booking system in.
We also have got hand sanitisers around the building and we asked people to bring their own crockery and cutlery.
We have also introduced a one-way system and there are arrows on the floor to guide our staff as they walk around the building.
All our meeting rooms now have maximum capacities and these are all displayed on our doors as you enter the room.
We also clean the office thoroughly every day with high touch points being cleaned even more regularly.
We are proud to be playing our part to help stop the spread of coronavirus. We look forward to welcoming colleagues back into our Head Office as we return our key services we provide to customers to pre-COVID levels in a safe and secure way.