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Covid-19 Statement from the JD Board of Directors (27/04/20)

JD COOLING | Covid-19

(Updated 27/04/20)

 

JD Cooling Group remain a key part of the supply chain to many of the critical industries that are so desperately needed at this time; the food sector, that needs us to ensure their equipment is working to enable them to continue putting food on the shelves in the supermarkets. The data centres and server room companies that play a crucial role in allowing businesses to continue functioning, now that staff are being forced to work remotely, the Pharmaceutical industry that are needed more than ever before to try and bring an end to this problem and the utilities companies keeping essential power and water.

 

To date our focus has been on providing works within the essential sectors:

  • Food, storage, processing and distribution
  • Pharmaceutical & cleanrooms
  • Utilities
  • Server and data centres

 

With works being assessed on a case by case basis.

 

In line with guidance from Public Health England and referring to the specific letters from the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP to those working in manufacturing and industry (8th April 2020), retail (8th April) and in construction (31st March) on behalf of the UK Government, whilst we are still prioritising works within the essential sectors, we are also supporting wider sectors where appropriate safety measures such as social distancing allow.  With all works being monitored and assessed for safety.

 

Our focus is that it is vitally important that the health and safety requirements of any activity must not be compromised.  In partnership with our customers and suppliers, if an activity cannot be undertaken safely, due to a lack of suitably qualified personnel being available, or social distancing being implemented, that process is to be ceased and reviewed.

 

In addition to social distancing guidelines, staff are to follow the recommended hygiene routines and to wash their hands frequently using soap and water for extended times, especially after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing, on arrival at work, before and after eating, and when they arrive home.

 

To protect our staff and customers, we will remind colleagues daily to only come into work if they are well and no one in their household is self-isolating or has symptoms associated with COVID-19, to continue with social distancing and minimise contact with non-essential personnel where possible.

 

We would like to remind you all that as this pandemic has developed, we have followed the advice, at all times, provided by the Government, WHO and PHE to ensure we are doing everything in our power to ensure the health and safety of you all. A link to the website detailing the risk assessment is here:

https://www.jdcooling.com/response-to-the-covid-19-epidemic-pandemic/

 

We have provided our team with regular updates and followed health and safety guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety through these challenging times.

 

Beyond this, we have also committed to support our team financially as far as possible, going above and beyond the statutory expectations as outlined by the Government. We have chosen to do this to show our gratitude to each and every one of our team, that is going the extra mile in fulfilling such a key role in keeping things running for the country.

 

The JD Cooling Group is a strong business, that values its employees. With our pro-active and committed management and dedicated workforce, we will support our clients when they need us most.

 

Finally, we end by conveying once again our continued genuine thanks to our team.

 

Together we will get through this.

 

Adam, Hayley, John, Mark, Matt, Richard, Rob and Tony