At GRAHAM, the health, safety and wellbeing of every employee is our priority.
Throughout this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken practical steps, and implemented robust measures, to ensure the welfare of our employees, sub-contractors and partners.
In line with government, public health and industry guidance, we have already suspended operations across the majority of our sites.
As a result of the reduction in our income, we must manage our cost base as best we can. In this context, we have taken measures which will protect the long-term sustainability of the business whilst mitigating the impact on staff. These include short-time working and placing a significant number of staff on furlough.
A limited number of contracts remain operational, such as those which are classified as of national significance, essential facilities management, or those within the healthcare sector.
We recognise that this is a particularly challenging time for the workers who continue to deliver these vital infrastructure schemes. It goes without saying that we are doing everything in our power to enhance the safety of these teams and to mitigate the risk of infection.
All sites are rigorously adhering to social distancing regulations, and daily briefings are being conducted to highlight, and reinforce, safe working procedures.
We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will implement any necessary changes based on the advice provided by the government, public health agencies and industry bodies.
We would like to express our thanks to our employees, and to all the key workers across the country, who are making such an enormous contribution in these uncertain times.