From the beginning of the Pandemic, AJC Group staff have shared and debated our concerns about the best way to safely manage our business. My fellow Directors and I continue to discuss how to safeguard our colleagues’, our contractors’, our customers’ and local residents’ welfare.
There’s never a moment that passes when health and wellbeing isn’t foremost in all our minds.
In facing that challenge, AJC Group’s response has seen changes to working practices of a magnitude never seen before in the construction industry. We continue to add additional measures to the Government and Public Health England guidelines to ensure our colleagues can still work safely.
At an early stage, AJC initiated new staff protocols about working from home, social distancing and advised on avoiding meetings and non-priority travel.
Since then, our measures have been updated and shared regularly. We offer support for colleagues with concerns.
On our building sites, we have adapted our operations to increase our already high levels of hygiene, including additional cleaning, social distancing, PPE and health checks. We have also adopted industry best practices from construction professional bodies in addition to following Government and Public Health England guidance.
I know that our practices will help us to keep our staff, our contractors, our suppliers, local residents and our customers safe.
We continue to talk with our colleagues and our contractors. As you’d expect, our measures to maintain health and safety have dominated our conversations. Their feedback continues to shape our evolving working practices.
We have also discussed how the chronic UK need for affordable and social housing will only be made more acute by additional economic pressures triggered by the pandemic. Those pressures will make our work for housing associations, local councils and the communities we serve ever-more essential.
Thank you, again, to everyone in the AJC family as well as our clients and stakeholders who continues to work safely for the communities we serve.