17 March 2020
Due to the increasing amount of uncertainty and questions regarding the spreading of coronavirus, RUNG have taken steps to try and limit the impact and have contingency plans put into place.
- Hand washing ? All staff are to wash their hands regularly, especially when moving to different environments or meeting with people.
- No handshakes are to take place
- If any member of staff is feeling unwell, has a cough or temperature, they are to self isolate as per government guidelines
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately.
- Follow all government advice as this is being updated daily.
All office staff are now to be working from home, with the option to attend the office if required to collect items and files to allow for ease of working, if they attend site safe practices such as hand washing etc are to be following. All site meetings are to be kept to a minimum and avoided if they can be, telephone conferencing is the preferred method.
All site surveyors are to be given face masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitiser, whilst attending site safe practices are to be followed. Employees can continue to go to work and other public places if they?re feeling well and haven?t travelled to the red/category 1 zone.
Site based teams
All site operatives are to be given face masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitiser, whilst attending site safe practices are to be followed. Employees can continue to go to work and other public places if they?re feeling well and haven?t travelled to the red/category 1 zone.
What do do if you feel unwell
The current advice from the NHS is to call 111 or use the online NHS 111 service, rather than going to your local GP to try and avoid spreading the virus further. Please do not go into your place of work if you feel unwell and/or have concerns that you have the virus based on your recent travel, or due to the fact that you have come into contact with someone who has travelled to a high-risk area.
Rung operate over 12 separate fitting teams throughout the UK, these are based from Devon through to the North of England, due to this we are ensuring that no 2 fitting teams meet and we spread out work force as required, this way if a team was to fall ill and need isolation, another team is on hand at all times to ensure work can continue. We will keep up to date and follow all government guidelines as they are issued to ensure any downtime is kept to a minimal and all guidelines are followed.
The RUNG supply chain is all sourced from the UK, therefore we rely on no items from overseas, this allows us to have a very tight control of our supply chain, all stainless steel has already been sourced and stored to allow for manufacture to continue to up to 2 years if required. We see no issues with he supply chain, the manufactures we use also are following very strict guidelines to ensure their own workers can continue.
What can we and our clients do to help
- You may wish to offer employees and temps the flexibility to work from home if the role allows
- Please consider when a meeting in another location and/or country could be conducted via skype or google hangout (to reduce travel and interaction)/Telephone conference
- Ensure your HR function is communicating advice to perm employees so the support is clear and consistent
- Have a workforce contingency in place to minimise the impact should employees become ill.
Things are likely to get challenging over the coming weeks and months and we are confident to take these difficulties and overcome the obstacles.
Our staff are of upmost importance to ourselves and help/assistance is offered to all staff weather this by at work or in self isolation.
We will continue to update our employees and clients as more information is available.