June 15, 2020
Although the Country is reopening slowly, we at EPS have continued to support the food and power industries for essential works over the last 3 months, and now as more places open we have seen a big demand for labour. Over the course of a 10 day period we are starting major contracts in North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and Somerset as well as continuing a large installing Hull and supporting shut downs at Easington and Salt End. This is provided several logistical challenges to ensure all projects start well and safely not least finding accommodation.
Director Lee Murphy has been really pleased, but not surprised, how well the company management and admin teams have gone about starting numerous projects very quickly and in such a short time frame. "We have had a lot of demand from our clients looking for support, and it seems lots of sites are all opening at the same time, our team has worked really hard to ensure we can service these clients and that our staff can work safely and in line with Covid guidance. The way we have responded to these challenges reflects well on our staff and the company. I'm sure they would rather not have been so busy, but one of our greatest strengths is our ability to react."
Having people scattered around the country is a challenge but one of the things that has happened recently is we have learned new ways of working so, so for example virtual meetings and walk rounds, which were borne out of necessity are now key components of being able to have staff work remotely, and we still give them the support they need.