As the UK went into the first lockdown, Orion engineers were in the middle of renovating a plant room that served an Elderly Persons Dwelling. It wasn’t a job that could be abandoned, but on the other hand, the risk assessment meant we had to stop working there as a result of the pandemic. This would obviously leave vulnerable residents at risk and we were not just going to abandon the work without making sure they would be adequately cared for.
Our engineers came up with a compromise and installed a temporary boiler in order to keep the heating and hot water going throughout lockdown, ensuring the safety and comfort of the residents.
Our Health & Safety consultant was then able to spend time looking into the appropriate safety measures and PPE that would enable our engineers to complete the job. Each engineer was given full PPE, as well as training on how to keep themselves safe and how to continue the work without putting the residents at risk.