COVID 19 Update- Getting back to work
New Working Practices to keep everyone safe
The safety and well-being of our staff and customers has always been our priority, and so we, like everyone have had to adapt in response to COVID-19. We have made changes to the way we work throughout our business and all our staff have embraced new working practices, to keep themselves and others safe.
Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020
Professional Risk Assessments have been completed and daily checks introduced to ensure compliance with Government instructions for ‘Working Safely during Covid-19’.
Temporary opening times – Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00
But, while we all get used to this new norm, we’ve introduced just a few little changes to our usual working practices.
Our opening times have been temporarily changed to Monday to Friday from 9.00am until 4pm. Our answering service will be available at all other times.
We’ve also had to restrict the number of people in the reception/showroom area at any one time – to just ONE.
Where possible, try to plan your visit in advance to avoid long wait times.
Our Factories & Offices
Social Distancing and Enhanced Hygiene regimes are now the standards in all our work environments. The arrivals and departures of staff are now staggered to avoid bottlenecks. Desks have been spaced out, with Home Working adopted to reduce the number of people in the building. Hand sanitiser stations are accessible everywhere and all touchpoints get disinfected regularly.
Glass Safety Screens
Here at Abelglass, we have installed our own glass safety screens within our showroom till point area and throughout our factory. Made from 6mm clear toughened glass with polished edges and radius corners our screens are both stylish and very durable. As you can see in the picture above we have also included an internal cut-out area for our till point so that transactions can take place.
Available For Businesses To Buy
Our glass safety screens are now available to buy directly from our factory. They are available in the following standard sizes:
800 x 800mm – £135 + vat
1000 x 1000mm – £160 + vat
We can produce glass safety screens in any size you require, simply get in touch with our friendly team who will provide you with a quote for your requirements. You can find out more about our safety screens here.
Surveying & Fitting in the Home
We are delighted to have been able to re-introduce Home Visits, with new working practices in place to keep everyone safe. We are always happy to discuss projects by phone or video call, but more than three decades of experience tell us that the best design service includes a visit to your home.
You will find careful social distancing throughout each visit – there really is no need to get closer than two metres to complete any part of the call.
You can expect a friendly wave instead of a handshake, we won’t expect offers of tea, coffee and biscuits. Our surveyors & installations team members will be self-sufficient with their own refreshments and personal care kits, including their own liquid hand soap, sanitiser, freshly laundered hand-towels, disposable gloves, boot covers and cotton snoods / face coverings (for when absolutely necessary).
You will be able to discuss exactly how you would like your visit to be conducted, with our surveyors in advance on the phone. For example, you may prefer that he or she wears a mask in your home or that face-to-face discussions take place in the garden.
Each morning, upon arrival, all staff will have a temperature check using a digital, contactless thermometer. They have each received a clear instruction not to visit clients or attend work if they become ill or have any Coronavirus symptoms. If they or any member of their household have (within a 14-day reference period) or are suspected of having Covid-19, they are required to stay at home, get tested using the ‘test & trace’ initiative and follow medical and government instructions on self-isolating.
We would obviously ask you to do the same and not to go ahead with a survey or installation if you or any member of your household has or is suspected of having the virus.
With a little extra time and care we can all stay safe while achieving something truly special in your home – something for you to enjoy for many years to come.
Temporary Opening Hours
Our opening times have been temporarily changed.
Installer Safety Kit
Personal car kits for installers.
Safe Counter Space
A discreet glass screen to protect our staff and visitors.
One Person At A Time
One person in the showroom at a time.
Staff temperature checks carried out daily.