The Harris Group takes the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak seriously and our approach to this situation is based on current guidance from the World Health Organisation, UK Government and Construction Leadership Council.
We support remote activities and are taking account of UK Government formal guidelines which means that some employees are currently working from home. These team members all have full connectivity in order to continue to provide our services as close to normal as possible.
Our offices remain open for employees who cannot reasonably work from home. Covid-19 Office Risk Assessments for each of our offices have been carried out and shared with all employees so that they comply with the specific preventive measures and precautions as detailed. These are updated on a regular basis to suit ongoing changes and improvements. Project meetings are to be held remotely where possible but if any visitors must attend our offices they should request a copy of the Covid-19 Risk Assessment for the relevant office from email@example.com before the visit and comply with precautionary procedures during the visit.
A Covid-19 Site Visit Risk Assessment has been carried out and shared with all employees who need to attend construction sites where remote working isn’t possible. If visits to third party locations are required, all of our staff have read and understood The Harris Group’s Covid-19 Site Visit Risk Assessment and will request the risk assessment and method statement for safe management of the site beforehand. Where it is not possible for an employee to safely attend site for personal reasons, a full handover of the project information will be given to another suitable member of the team who will attend to carry out our contracted services. When on site at a third party location if our employee has any reservations that the visit cannot be carried out safely they are advised to report this to the site manager and then leave site. A copy of this is available to third parties who we are working with on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harris Group remains committed to maintain a quality services for all of our clients. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure we continue to meet our client obligations and operate our core activities as close to normally as possible while carefully monitoring the situation and government guidance.
Any further changes to any of these measures will be informed by advice from the above-mentioned sources and communicated both to staff and clients accordingly and as appropriate.