COVID-19 – An update from Steven Hopkins, Group MD.
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Partners,
On Monday evening the Government issued stringent guidelines about the need for everyone to stay at home, including a request for employees to work from home unless it’s impossible to do so. Following the broadcast, many businesses – who cannot operate from home – temporarily closed until such time as the rules are relaxed.
After the announcement, the Joseph Ash Group (including Joseph Ash Galvanizing and Premier Galvanizing) took the decision to keep our plants open. This is because it is critical to maintain operations for the companies carrying out essential services, who rely on us as part of their supply chain.
For example, in the last few days and over the next few weeks we have the following steelwork booked into our plants:
The safety of our team members and customers is our top priority, therefore please be assured that whilst we are operating, we are adhering to the Government’s strict and necessary guidelines about social distancing and hygiene.
To minimise the numbers of people at the plants, all team members who are able to work from home are doing so, and they have been equipped with the necessary IT and communications tools to allow them to work remotely.
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.
We hope you and your friends, families and colleagues keep safe and well during this difficult time.
Joseph Ash Group