Coronavirus Covid-19 Update
2nd November 2020
We are continually reviewing guidance issued by Government and Health Authorities to ensure the safety of our employees and staff and to minimise any additional potential risks to our operations posed by Covid-19. We issue this statement in response to the Government’s announcement of the 31st October and the re-introduction of a ‘National Lockdown’ in answer to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Since the first National Lockdown on the 23rd March, our essential staff have been working on the UK’s highways, ensuing that the roads remain safe and operational for our Keyworkers. We will continue with this work, ensuring the roads and footways of the UK are safe for the businesses that will drive the Nation’s economy forward.
All workstreams that fall under ETL Highways and ETL Connections will continue to operate as ‘business as usual’ in accordance with Government advice for the Construction, Business and Transport Sectors, advice directly from Government Ministers on media channels and advice from Trade Associations.
The additional restrictions placed by the Government on the 31st October, mean that all activities associated with our Training Division, that are deemed ‘non-essential’ will be suspended until 2nd December 2020. This will NOT affect any HESA Vocational training, Highway Electrical NVQ’s or Apprenticeship delivery.
The updated guidance also states that people should ‘Work from home if you can’. During 2020 we have strengthened the ability of our office-based staff to work remotely. Through the introduction of new work practices and more importantly, investment in new technologies, this on-going investment means our office-based staff will return to home working and continue to support our on-site activities remotely.
Our Managers and Supervisors can be contacted in the usual way via email and cell phones, or through the Head Office landline.
We remain keenly committed to providing a high-quality service. Our remote working arrangements have worked well during the restrictions imposed during this Pandemic, with our own staff, and just as importantly our clients staying supportive and flexible in this most challenging of times.
More information is available on our website at www.electricaltesting.co.uk and we will issue further updates as circumstances alter our current position of ‘business as usual’.