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Waste sector employees are ‘key’ to UK’s operations amid crisis

As we navigate our way through the Coronavirus crisis, the waste sector has been classed as ‘critical’ in the Government’s list of those needed to keep the UK going during this challenging time.

Waste disposal workers have been given ‘key worker’ status by the Government. This allows them to deliver this vital service to the nation, whilst being able to take advantage of childcare (should they need it).

As we all face unprecedented times, it is important that some semblance of normality is retained, and that essential services – such as waste management and recycling – carry on operating as normally as they can.

Here at Casepak, we are continually monitoring the situation and are ready to respond to any potential changes as they happen. The health and well-being of all Casepak staff and the surrounding community is of upmost importance and we are taking extra precautions when dealing with any material that enters our facilities.

All employees are reminded to follow strict hygiene procedures as outlined in Safe Systems of Work along with additional instructions as recommended by the government. Drivers visiting customer sites will be provided with masks and disposable gloves in order to comply with individual customer requests.

All visitors and contractors to Casepak sites will be required to complete a comprehensive questionnaire and undergo temperature testing prior to signing in to attempt to mitigate the risk of the virus being allowed to establish itself within the company. We are also practicing sensible distancing measures and following the Government’s practical advice on how to stay safe and well.

We must all do our bit to combat this virus, and a collective effort is required. Whether you’re staying at home and self-isolating, social distancing, or helping the vulnerable in your local community, we all need to make the best of this situation in order to stay safe and well during these challenging times.

In the meantime, Casepak will continue to provide a high level of service to all our clients.

Stay safe, everyone.