Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has welcomed workers back to its manufacturing facility in Christchurch.
The company was one of the first to shut down its manufacturing and construction site operations following the Government’s implementation of the coronavirus lockdown in March.
After an extensive review of its steel handling and manufacturing procedures, it has resumed production with strict operating protocols and safety measures in place.
With the re-start of factory operations after a five-week suspension, the company is in the vanguard of businesses nationwide throwing open their gates to support employees and the UK economy.
Managing director Simon Boyd said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our people, suppliers and contractors remains our first priority.
“We took the immediate decision to send all employees home on March 24 when the lockdown was first announced to stop any potential spread of the virus and allow us to assess ways to resume operations.
“Since then we have been working on plans to re-open the factory/works and our construction sites to allow those who cannot work from home back to work while still respecting the hygiene and social distancing guidelines.
“Following careful consideration […]