Company Update

Last updated 7th May 2020

Here is an update on Seaward's approach to the current and evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

We will be increasing production from Monday 11th May.

Since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic Seaward’s priority has always been, and remains to be the safety of our people. We therefore made the decision at the beginning of April to reduce the number of staff working at our County Durham, UK facility. Only those required to build the essential medical test equipment we manufacture were asked to come to work whilst following strict distancing guidelines. Office based staff continued to work from home to provide support to our customers.

During the period of having a reduced number of staff on site we also implemented many new working practices to support social distancing when our people should return. The operations team have effectively re-modelled the factory to make sure everyone who returns has a safe working area as well as safe communal areas for breaks. PPE will also be provided for those who wish to use it.

Like many other businesses we are now ready to ramp our production back up from Monday 11th May. This decision was made in order fulfil the demands from our customers but only after carrying out the actions highlighted earlier. We are now sure that we can offer the safest possible work environment for our people. Our office based staff who can work from home are still being asked to do so. Phone and E-mail correspondence is being picked up as normal as we continue to provide the service you have come to expect from the team at Seaward.

The situation is still fluid so we will continue to monitor the guidance provided by the UK government and would urge you to follow our regular updates across our website and social media channels.

Thank you all for your continued understanding during this unprecedented time.

Stay safe

The Seaward Team

Click here to view our COVID-19 Risk Assessment document.

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