The British Cambers of Commerce has teamed up with Amazon in a bid to get the economy going again and help business get back to work. Our Managed Service Consultant, Steve Lockwood is a member of the BCC and was invited along to the Amazon fulfilment centre at Rugeley to see how they have adapted their workplace due to Covid-19.
Amazon has made countless changes within its sites, alongside guidance form the World Health Organisation, in order to keep customers and employees safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. From personal protective gear, temperature checks, thank you bonuses, and donations, Amazon are doing a lot to keep employees, customers and communities safe and boost morale.
Their tours have been implemented to showcase the adaptations Amazon have made in a bid to help other companies (no matter their size) with preventative health care measures, with the intention of helping workplaces reopen safely and to compliment the Government’s road map.
Steve found the day very interesting and thought that Amazons commitment to keeping their employees safe was fantastic.
“Amazon have 3000 people onsite and have a duty of care to them all, therefore their measures needed to be robust.
“There was tape everywhere to implement the 2-meter social distancing, they have also installed thermal cameras to take employees and visitors temperatures, there are extra toilet and washing facilities and loads of sanitising stations around the centre.
“They also meet via video link to other Amazon hubs to discuss how they are and to share and implement any new ideas or procedures they might have.
“The fulfilment centre has even created new breakout areas for breaks and lunches in order to keep to the 2-meter social distancing guidelines”
Here at DNS we have also adapted our office and taken many precautions to ensure employees are safe when working within the office. These include, the installation of custom-made acrylic screens, new signage around the building and PPE kits for all employees. Find out more about the precautions DNS have made.
However, there is always room for improvement and the insight into how Amazon are keeping safe can only help DNS and businesses alike be even more cautious and alert.