Teckentrup (UK) Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
Teckentrup is issuing this policy statement setting out its response to the developing situation on Coronavirus (COVID-19). The outbreak of the virus and its impacts around the world could reach an unprecedented scale. In line with advice and guidance from Public Health England, it sets out measures that aim to minimise the risk to our employees, customers, community and others who engage in business with us. We are aiming to strike a balance of business as usual, whilst protecting our people and have, therefore, established the following precautionary controls effective immediately:
Teckentrup UK has implemented its disaster/risk plan. This involves daily managers meetings via Microsoft Teams to reduce person – person proximity. This will ensure all managers are fully briefed daily on any changes to our plans, and ensures all employees are onward briefed to maintain engagement and ‘one team’. In addition, all employees will join a weekly video link session to update on the situation with the virus and key issues. We have no circumstances where meetings need to be held in closed rooms, helping us increase social distancing.
All external meetings have been cancelled that are not seen as business critical.
Effective immediately, all foreign travel by Teckentrup employees has been cancelled. Any non-essential domestic travel has been postponed or cancelled – this is effective for a minimum of 30 days from the issue of this policy. We are mindful we still must attend client’s premises to both prepare and deliver installations, in these cases we will make these on an absolutely need-only basis, with minimal persons and under any additional requirements laid out by the client.
Any employee that has travelled to a high-risk area is required to self-isolate for two weeks on return to protect others by limiting the further potential spread.
All employees who are not directly involved in the manufacturing processes have implemented home working. All IT hardware requirements have been met and we are, therefore, able to continue operating to full capacity.
Employees engaged in manufacturing are multi-skilled and we are, therefore, able to sustain some level of absenteeism. All have been briefed to maintain distance from colleagues.
All employees have been briefed on symptoms and advised to self-isolate for 14 days upon discovery of any symptoms.
Where possible we have increased the stock order on Teckentrup GmbH, and, therefore, have good stocks of materials allowing manufacturing to continue as normal. We do not currently expect an impact to order fulfilment.
Teckentrup GmbH has taken the same actions on stock and has increased raw material to maximum quantities for the manufacture of the main steel door lines. Risk from smaller sub-contractors is being assessed for impact (i.e., ironmongery, Glazing), as we are unable to carry all options of stock due to the diversity. Our contingency will be to have doors shipped incomplete with any missing ironmongery retrofitted once the parts follow.
Any non-essential supplier/interested party visits to the plant have been postponed.