Coronavirus (Covid-19) Statement – Update 16th April

18th Mar 2020

The Slatter Group begins a phased return to work

The Slatter Group places the wellbeing of staff, suppliers, and clients above all other considerations. On the 24th March, in order to act safely, responsibly, and in the national interest we commenced the closing down of construction sites across the UK.

In a letter dated 31st March Alok Sharma, the Secretary of State for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, confirmed that construction sites should continue to operate during the Coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Sharma also confirmed that the Site Operating Procedures published by the Construction Leadership Council are aligned with Public Health England (PHE) guidance that must be implemented in the workplace.

On the 15th April the Construction Leadership Council issued its third version of the Site Operating Procedures During Coronavirus (SOPs). Following a detailed review of these guidelines The Slatter Group will begin a phased return to work, at selected sites where work can be safely conducted within these guidelines, on Monday 20th April.

“We will be selecting sites and operations where we are confident that work can be carried out within the relevant guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.”

David Slatter, Group Chief Executive

To ensure the safety of staff our in-house Health and Safety Manager has conducted and co-ordinated detailed research and planning for each site and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and review our position on a daily basis.

Our business continues to operate as normal but our offices remain closed with the majority of office staff working from home in accordance with guidelines published by the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy and Public Health England.