Many plant hire firms are staying open during the COVID-19 outbreak to deliver their services to “keep the UK going”, including Speedy, Lynch and A-Plant
Following Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement, several plant hire companies are staying open, but introducing new measures in order to comply with government advice.
Speedy’s recent statement confirmed that they are still open and are operating a normal delivery service.
Although Speedy are staying open during the coronavirus pandemic, all of their front of house shops, and retail store outlets will be closed with immediate effect.
A spokesperson for Speedy, said: “Speedy has taken numerous steps to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 from our normal business operations, and we have been working tirelessly to ensure that we are able to provide a continued provision of service with minimal disruption to our customers.
“Therefore, although customers are no longer able to walk in and collect equipment, we are still very much open for business through our distribution and logistics network.”
A spokesperson for Lynch, said: “Our efforts are focussed on the health & safety of our people, and our customers during this time.
“We have implemented and are continuously reviewing contingency measures to reduce the risk to our people and to ensure we continue to deliver our services to the industry.”
Lynch’s contingency measures:
- Avoiding face-to-face visits with customers
- Use telephone conferencing where possible
- Stopping all unnecessary site visits
- Stopping all unnecessary depot travel
- Displaying posters about personal hygiene and social distancing
- Dispensing hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial hand wash at entry and exit points of Depots
- Sanitising surfaces regularly
- Sanitising plant & vehicle cabins
- Using contactless and digital processes only
- Monitoring official sources regularly
Andy Wright, A-Plant’s CEO, said: “We’re identified as an essential service provider, and critical to making sure that the UK infrastructure stays operational during the national response to Covid-19.
“It’s our job to support the people who make sure the lights stay on and keep the wheels turning.
“We’re continuing to supply our equipment and services that keep the UK going, from the NHS to broadband suppliers, construction sites, police, utilities, refineries many more.
We’re available to speak over the phone or via email to keep everyone safe.
“Every day we monitor the COVID-19 advice given by the UK government, and we’ll respond and update accordingly.