Survey Solutions will return to site work this week.
Following a full review of our systems of work and in line with government and industry advice, Survey Solutions is implementing a phased return to sites.
Please scroll down to read the full company update from our CEO, James Cooper.
On Monday 23rd March following the Prime Ministerâ€™s lockdown announcement we took the decision to immediately cease site work and implement a remote working programme. We were one of the first surveying companies to adopt this position as we felt, at that time, it was not possible to operate under the Governmentâ€™s guidelines.
Over the last few weeks, we have been closely following government and industry guidance including that from the Construction Leadership Council and The Survey Association as well as stringently reviewing the companyâ€™s systems and making any changes we need to enable us to return to work.
Our new systems of work are now in place to ensure we minimise the amount of people and time on site and that we fully adhere to rules around social distancing. We will continue to operate a work from home policy for those that can. We will also assess every project enquiry against robust criteria before deciding whether to proceed.
With new systems implemented, we feel we can return to sites which are assessed and confirmed as being safe and therefore pleased to announce that we are now able to resume our operations through a phased return.
Last week, some senior members of our surveying team returned to work liaising with clients on enquiries we have recently received and to start assessing any new projects which can commence. They will also organise the completion of any sites that were left unfinished before we ceased site work â€“ as long as it remains safe to do so.
From today, more members of our surveying and engineering teams will return to work and start on projects which we deem to be safe and in line with our new systems of work.
I want you to be aware that the top priority for the business remains the health and well being of our team, our clients and the community. We will of course continue to review all site practices especially with any changes made to government and medical guidance. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients and the team at Survey Solutions for their patience and understanding to the current situation.
I am looking forward to getting the business back to some site activities, through safe working practices, over the coming weeks.
CEO of Survey Solutions