We all know about the stockpiling, the demand and the pressure on PPE that is going on right now. We all feel the collective responsibility to protect ourselves so that we can protect others. We feel very proud to have supported the NHS in their time of need - like many other businesses - by providing them with little stocks we had when we had them.
But now, as some of us make the careful return to work and shreds of normality, you may be wondering; what now?
There are so many questions. We are all wading through an ever-changing array of advice and conflicting information. There are right answers but, here at G&A, we don't believe that now is the time to be offering blanket advice.
There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, lots of workplaces are differing in the kind of protection needed for the many different situations that we are all working in. For example, lone working may not require as much individual protection as a team effort.
Secondly, as advice changes and new discoveries about Covid-19 are made, we need to ensure that you are receiving the most up-to-date legislation and information as per the HSE.
And lastly, there isn't quite the choice that we might have had before all of this. But that doesn't mean that we should be turning up to work inadequately protected.
What we are saying is this; can't find what you need? Talk to us. We may well have just the thing you need, under a different guise perhaps, another brand maybe. But we have stocks for who needs them.
We currently have gloves and masks, hand sanitisers and still much of our other vital PPE. It's not just about Covid-19. We still need to make sure that you and your staff are being protected from the hazards of working normally, on top of working in a pandemic.
Our best advice? Keep up to date, daily if you can, with the HSE and their current recommendations. Ensure that any PPE you wear is correctly and properly fitted. Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face and any face mask you might be wearing. And talk to us. We can best advise you over the phone or by email, we can help you dissect the needs of your workplace along with current recommendations, and find you the best solutions.
We'll get through this together, as safe as possible.