Despite the challenges faced in recent months due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on 1 May Hallite manufacturing operations in Hampton, UK reported the achievement of 500,000 working-hours and a full year without a loss-time injury.
“This is a phenomenal milestone and a testament to every employee’s contribution and commitment to health and safety,” said John Curtis, Global Managing Director for Hallite. “We look forward to continued performance towards the achievement of a million man-hours without a lost-time incident. The team accomplished this in the past, and I am confident that if we keep good habits in place, we can do it again.”
On Sunday, the UK government announced a phased plan over the next few months to bring the coronavirus lock down to an end to get the country back to work. Hallite is responding to the gradual loosening of restrictions that begin this week with a sustained focus on the health and safety of employees, customers, and partners. Several measures will remain in place for the foreseeable future, such as hand sanitation, regular office disinfection, non-contact temperature checks, and health screenings, workplace restrictions that emphasise social distancing, the use of masks and protective equipment, working remotely where possible, restricted facility access for remote staff and visitors, and a careful return-to-work process.
To meet customer needs, the Hampton team is working hard to push orders forward, reschedule requests as needed, and custom mould parts to keep customers operational. Hallite is also poised to support the Ventilator Challenge — a consortium of industrial, technology, and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors to produce medical ventilators for the UK.
“Hallite continues to remain operational with minimal impact on production and delivery,” said John. “As our customers and partners begin returning to work, the excellent communication, health and safety practices we have established and maintained during this period will play an important role in our journey forward.”