Whilst also going through the challenges of being a first time expectant father through this uncertain time, he has constantly had the wellbeing of staff at the forefront of his mind, driving many actions that the company has taken, with the full support of the Operational Board of Directors and wider management team. Most notably I would suggest was making sure that at no point was any member of staff was out of pocket if they were impacted themselves by COVID and having to be off work self-isolating.
A COVID management meeting (chaired by Jonathan) was set up for 3 times a week initially to discuss any plans and actions, whether it be to ensure we had ample supplies of hand sanitiser, to monitoring the status of our workforce and discussing any absences and the need for anyone to be tested. These meetings continue to happen although less frequent.
Many measures were introduced by EMS to ensure we were COVID secure, listing a few as follows as there are actually to many to mention:
- All doors were fitted with automatic fire release catches, to reduce the amount of times people would have to touch doors or surfaces.
- Where possible, staff have been and continue to work from home, with the company supplying the required equipment to help them do so.
- New digital signage was introduced to keep all workforce up to date with latest government guidelines and advice.
- Automatic taps were installed in all toilet areas, to reduce people having to touch taps when washing their hands.
- Correct social distancing measures put in place with screens as required.
- All meetings were and continue in general to be held on TEAMS to avoid the need of people coming together.
- All bins replaced with pedal bins to reduce touching of surfaces.
- Holidays allowed to roll over as per government advice.
There is much more he has done, so it would be appreciated if Jonathan could be recognised for this outstanding contribution that he has made, and continues to make ongoing.