We are still operating although at a reduced capacity. Please bear with us if our phones or emails take a little longer than usual to be answered as staff are working from home. Our office premises remain closed to visitors but candidates may register online and submit timesheets or other documentation to us by email, fax, or via WhatsApp/ text messages.
The Government are now starting to ease some of the lockdown restrictions, provided that social distancing measures to protect staff and customers remain in place at all times. We all still need to continue to combat the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and keep the R number below 1. These continuing protection measures affect us all and it is of paramount importance that we all continue to do our bit. Below is a link to the NHS and Government Coronavirusweb pages which are updated daily.
At Bamfords, our remote working procedures have been in place since the end of March and are now firmly established and working well. These procedures have enabled our staff to work from home to help ensure that there is no disruption to the payroll of our workers, or service to those of our clients who are able to continue operating. Should you have any questions you would like to ask then please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email.
Our industrial and engineering division is still placing workers but our construction division remain well below our usual levels mainly due to most of the construction sector having to remain closed whether for social distancing reasons or a disruption in the supply of building materials. However, there are signs that this situation is beginning to ease a little and we have been able to bring back off furlough our construction manager to prepare the ground for a gradual return to some normality in the coming weeks. That said, many workers remain laid off due the the ongoing effects of the virus but we are pleased that we have been able to make our first furlough payments this week to those PAYE workers who qualify for the scheme.
To continue to minimise the risk of infection at our workplace and for those working from home, we are involving everyone in regular briefings as they are made available from the government and encouraging staff to follow all recommended guidelines such as regularly washing hands, cleanliness at work and at home, social distancing and self-isolation.
We have put up relevant NHS notices around the office and have provided staff with sufficient soap and where available hand gel/ sanitiser products. All hard surfaces and equipment are being regularly cleaned and sanitised such as door handles, telephones, computer keyboards etc. as well as toilet and kitchen facilities, even whilst the office remains closed.
Temporary workers who are currently on assignment or due to start must follow the general and Covid-19 health and safety instructions provided to them by our clients when attending work and of course follow government guidelines regarding handwashing, face coverings, social distancing at work and self-isolation at all times – for everyone’s safety.
We want to reassure our candidates and clients that we are operating as safely as possible, and, as far as possible, its business as usual for those of our clients who are able to continue to work safely and are able to abide by the latest government guidelines for the workplace. However, if you have any concerns about your work environment, please contact us right away.