As we all face unprecedented challenges during the developing Covid-19 pandemic, I want to confirm our continued strong commitment to customers and partners worldwide and to explain what the current situation means for our operations here in the UK.
During this time of uncertainty, we are prioritising the safety and well-being of our employees, their families and communities, while endeavouring to fulfil customer orders and ensuring business continuity.
Business as usual, with caution: all sites open and operational
Our Chesterfield Special Cylinders and Precision Machined Components divisions remain open and operational across all sites in Sheffield, Barton-upon-Humber, Rotherham, Pontyclun and Blantyre. Our teams are delivering existing customer projects and processing new orders, prioritising work for critical national infrastructure, security and energy projects. We are working on the basis of ‘business as usual, with caution’ and in line with UK government guidelines.
We are proud to be a trusted supplier for our customers, who depend on us for highly specialised products and services. In turn our suppliers are doing their very best to maintain delivery of materials and specialist subcontracted processes. We are seeing some inevitable challenges in the supply chain and are working closely with suppliers and partners to ensure we understand how projects may be affected as early as possible, in order to identify and minimise the impact of any delays.
Keeping employees safe while serving critical industries
I am very proud to see the tremendous commitment and continued hard work of our teams across the Group, those working on site, remotely and from home.
As we navigate through these new and uncertain circumstances, ensuring the health and safety of our employees remains paramount. Colleagues who can do so are working from home, following government guidelines. Within our manufacturing facilities and for teams on remote deployment, we have implemented safety precautions and policies to ensure workplace distancing, hygiene and personal protection requirements are met and developed as guidelines are updated.
On-site teams and managers are working on a rotational basis to further support workplace distancing and to ensure business continuity with our customers, suppliers and partners.
We are also taking steps to support the mental well-being of our colleagues as we adapt to new ways of working, interacting and living. We have issued positive mental health guidelines to all colleagues and the Group has in place an Employee Assistance Programme to help anyone who could benefit from some additional support.
As the Covid-19 situation evolves, we will continue to evaluate the potential impact on our people and our operations.
We will all undoubtedly face further challenges as we navigate the next few months together and we will do our very best to deliver on our commitments to you. We will continue to communicate our progress and look forward to your continued partnership.
Please feel free to get in touch at any time.
Stay safe, take care, keep in touch.
Pressure Technologies plc