Business as Usual
Downwell operates on three fronts with our demolition, scaffolding, and environmental services.
Our headquarters are close to the QE2 bridge in Thurrock, which means the moment the bridge shuts, traffic congestion in the area goes through the roof, making it impossible for staff to get into work.
The knock-on effects could have been very inconvenient. However, as a business, we can continue to direct operations remotely using our cloud-based Deltek Management System, to which all our management and site supervision have web access. In addition, the COVID-19 crisis has taught us how we can all work remotely from home if required.
Therefore Friday, our staff were encouraged to work from home for their safety and not sit in traffic for hours and cutting down our emissions as a business.
Our health and safety officer monitored the weather forecast leading up to Friday and advised all the site-based workforce to carry out safety checks before leaving Thursday. As a result, the supervisors made additional safety checks Friday morning.
Monday morning arrived, and it was much of the same again although the weather was not so bad in some areas allowing some work to continue.
What did we learn
We learned that our health and safety procedures, scaffolding design, and workmanship across the group enabled us to adapt and provide a safe and high-quality service in the most adverse of weather conditions.
As a result, additional measures will be in place to further improve our services.
For more information on our Demolition, Asbestos Removal and Scaffolding Services visit www.downwell.co.uk or telephone 01708 932 300
As a business we can adapt easily to a changing environment