Supporting keyworkers in the frontline battle against Coronavirus

Supporting keyworkers in the frontline battle against Coronavirus

The Coronavirus crisis has catastrophically affected businesses and communities on a global scale. Yet, during these troubled times, the tremendous efforts of thousands of key workers, who continue to provide vital support services, has come to the fore.

NHS staff, in particular, have gone above and beyond in caring for those affected by the Coronavirus and they are doing a sterling job in helping to cope with the rapid spread of the disease.

Such is the appreciation for our NHS staff and other key workers, that the #clapforourcarers event has been established every Thursday at 8pm. Many thousands of members of the British public, who are on lockdown, step out of their front doors at this time every week to clap as loudly as possible to say a big thank you for the amazing work being done.

Key workers who are making a difference are not just healthcare workers and emergency services. They are also social care workers, those involved in food production and distribution, teachers, logistics workers, refuse and local authority staff…. the list goes on.

How we are helping our key workers

Measures that have been taken to assist key workers and enable them to do their vital work include schools remaining open to look after their children and supermarkets dedicating certain hours for them to do their shopping, thus avoiding the long queues which have come about as a result of social distancing measures.

Here in the UK, the team at Contego Safety Solutions has been working hard with clients to meet demand and provide PPE for existing customers on the frontline, as well as customised uniforms that identify staff as key workers during the Coronavirus lockdown. By embroidering ‘key worker’ on their uniforms, it helps to make life easier for them, as they are more easily recognised, at supermarkets, for example.

Our modern in-house embroidery and Heatseal printing services offer the ultimate in bespoke garment decoration, with the benefit of our quality control and a capacity to produce over 3000 garments a day, to ensure a speedy service.

Industries on the frontline which we have been providing work uniforms and PPE help and support for include the logistics, refuse and local authorities and facilities management sectors.

The right PPE

During these difficult times, the need to wear appropriate PPE and adhere to strict health and safety rules remains as vital as ever, if not more so.

Managing Director of Contego Safety Solutions, Jim Lewis, said: “We have been tremendously impressed with the amazing work that key workers continue to carry out in support of our nation, during these terribly difficult times.

“Despite the fact that stock along the supply chain is being diverted elsewhere, we are proud to be able to provide PPE support for our existing customers on the frontline. And we would urge you, if ever you happen to see a key worker, to give them a huge clap and remind them of just how amazing they are. It’s the efforts of all of us which will enable us to see the back of the Coronavirus, once and for all.”

Support where it’s needed

Equipping all staff, permanent, temporary and contractors, with the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is key to creating and maintaining a safe workplace. Contego Safety Solutions stocks a vast range of protective clothing, PPE and corporate wear, including our own WEARMASTER® range. The friendly and expert team at Contego Safety Solutions is always on hand to give advice and guidance on the right PPE, protective clothing and workwear customisation services for your needs. Contact us now on 0800 122 3323 or to discuss your requirements.

To find out more about our extensive range of products visit our online shop.

Published on 28 April 2020


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