Coronavirus12th March 2020
In these unprecedented and uncertain times, we at STS Defence feel it’s important to keep our customers updated on what we are doing to minimise the impact that the Coronavirus situation has on our business.
We are following the recommendations and official guidance from the UK Government, and our top priorities at this time for STS Defence are:
- Ensuring the safety and well-being of all our staff and partners/associates
- Reacting and complying quickly to the latest Government instructions
- Meeting our ongoing commitments to our customers, ensuring that our business continues/survives and is able to thrive as the UK returns to normal
To that end, our facilities remain open in accordance with Government instructions but only for work that cannot be done at home (primarily our manufacturing and engineering activities) and we are helping staff and managers to remain productive whilst working at home.
We have increased the eligibility of our Company Sick Pay scheme for all staff affected by coronavirus and are providing additional support wherever possible.
Clearly, the situation is changing daily but we would like to assure our customers that our business continuity planning is in full effect and focused on our commitment to delivery. Measures currently in force across the business include:
Home working – all staff who can work from home are now doing so. We are currently in the process of expanding the remote capability via increased VPN bandwidth and the ability to provide more staff with suitable IT at home. Flexible working hours have been introduced where needed for staff looking after children
Signage has been displayed throughout the company reminding staff to wash hands, clean surfaces regularly and retain 2m separation.
All routine meetings are now being held by conference and video calls. We have increased our conference call capacity to deal with the increased requirement.
Increase in cleaning hours – our cleaning staff are all working extra hours to ensure the cleanliness levels within the facilities remain as high as possible.
Supplier communications – the supply chain remain a critical part of the business, and as such are working closely with our procurement department to keep production and support activities moving. If there is any risk to delivery, we will inform our customers as soon as we can.
As always, please do not hesitate to call us if you have any queries or concerns…Keep safe.
Please call us on 02392 584222 or email us using the Contact form at the top of the page if you have any questions