Statement from Thakeham Group

Thakeham Group put a series of measures into play to safeguard our staff, our clients, our customers, local residents and their families at the very start of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Wellbeing and safety are the main priority at Thakeham Group. We have procedures in place to help protect everyone while continuing to deliver sustainable infrastructure-led placemaking.

Our business has predominately been operating successfully via remote working since before the lockdown and with no disruption.

Our key critical IT structures, vital for our business, are in the cloud. All Thakeham staff have received extensive training to enable the business to function with staff operating from their homes.

As a responsible employer, we continue to encourage employees, clients and contractors to hold video conferences or conference calls in place of face-to-face meetings.

We continue to carefully monitor the situation to ensure we follow the latest Government, Public Health England and Construction Council guidance. Thakeham Group was an early signatory of the HBF and MHCLG launch Charter for Safe Working Practice. We remain committed to working with government and industry bodies to ensure we are implementing safe COVID-19 working practices.

Copies of the charter and further guidance can be found on our web page or directly from the HBF website. Alternatively it is available in a downloadable format below:

 

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We will continue to issue further updates as our plans evolve as this situation develops.

To help prevent the spread of the virus and protect everyone, we are asking on arrival all visitors to our offices to use hand sanitiser, undertake a heat test and we are providing gloves and face coverings. Posters are clearly displayed and we send information leaflets prior to each and every visit. Our head office, however, remains closed to all outside visitors.

We are asking anyone who thinks they have been at risk of contracting coronavirus to call us immediately so we can advise the best course of action in the circumstances and continue to safeguard the wellbeing of our people and their families.

For Thakeham Rob Boughton, CEO, said:

As we have from the start of the pandemic Thakeham continues to evaluate, evolve and adapt as this situation demands.

Whatever happens, the health and safety of our staff, our contractors, our customers, local residents and their families are paramount.

At an early stage, Thakeham shared guidelines with our staff on working from home, avoiding meetings, non-priority travel and social distancing. We continue to share information digitally, through briefings and in print throughout our sites and offices. Training and support for both our staff and our contractors will be ongoing to ensure they have everything they need to reduce the risk of infection.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with your key contact at Thakeham Group.

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