arken pop International has carried out its COVID-19 Risk Assessment, in the process demonstrating that the company fully complies with Government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.
The Risk Assessment, which identifies all control measures in place to manage and control the risk of the virus, has been issued to all arken’s employees.
As part of our processes, our employees are following wide-ranging hygiene and social distancing guidelines implemented, all determined from the Risk Assessment, helping to enable a safe return to work.
The Government conditions falls into five distinct categories: requiring a respective risk assessment, with the results communicated; clear cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in place; facilitating home working where feasible; maintaining social distancing on site; and a management plan to mitigate the transmission risk.
The Risk Assessment, performed by a cross-functional team and under the instruction of arken’s Health and Safety Director, highlighted the need for the reformat of our offices and manufacturing facility.
This allows two-metre distance between workers. The washrooms and kitchens across site have also been reconfigured to restrict numbers in use.
The robust measures will ensure arken’s staff stay as safe as possible at all times. There is also an enhanced cleaning routine and clear guidance to the workforce on limiting the risk of infection.
In relevant office areas where distancing is more challenging, plastic partitions - designed and manufactured by arken’s workers – now offer segregation between colleagues in addition to control measures limiting capacity.
Within the manufacturing process we have staggered breaktimes to allow for distanced seating to be achieved during this time.
There are also new, stringent measures to control the population density on site at any one time with all contractors and visitor to arrange appointments on a booking in system in order to ensure social distancing protocol is maintained at all times.