Our COVID-19 policy. Recycling plastic.

Policy Introduction

Please find herein our Our COVID-19 policy. Recycling plastic.

Aylesbury Granulation Services Ltd. take in segregated rigid plastics and process them into 10mm regrinds for use back into further plastic manufacturing.

Government Guidelines

In March 2020 the UK government set guidelines to try to flatten the curve of incidences and deaths from COVID-19. It reads:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
Stay at home
• Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
• If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
• Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Statement of general policy and arrangements for:
Aylesbury Granulation Services Limited

Andy Stevens (Managing Director) has overall and final responsibility for health and safety, particularly related to COVID-19 and has day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice.

Working away from home

The government states that “You should only leave the house for very limited purposes, which include travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.” There are critical worker definitions, but they state if you are not a critical worker, “you may still travel to work provided you cannot work from home”. To this end
• We will continue with all commercial activity which will remain to be undertaken in a home working environment.
• However, the activity of material processing will continue to take place at Unit 1 Woodham Industrial Estate, HP18 0QE

Social Distancing

The government states that “where you cannot work from home, you should be ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household”. In normal day-to-day activities our operation is a lone worker one, however, we do still have occasional deliveries and collections. As such, with immediate effect we will take the flowing actions:
• Delivery and collection paperwork will not be signed. If companies need a proof of delivery or collection, we will provide an e-mail to that effect with photos if needed.
• Vehicles will only be loaded or unloaded when the driver is sitting in his cab. Our lone worker will remain within the unit or FLT more than 2 metres away, whilst vehicle curtains are being opened or closed

Quarantine

The USA National Institute of Health study has found that the Sars-CoV-2 virus survives for up to 2-3 days on plastic and surfaces. To this end:
• All goods in will be off loaded by the fork lift, without handling. They will then be placed into quarantine for 72 hours minimum before being processed.
• If a pallet of material falls and its contents are strewn then they will be left in situ for 72 hours unless they pose an alternative health and safety risk. In this case they will be tidied away and the gloves worn will be placed in a bag for 72 hours and then washed

Hand washing

Government guidelines for personal hand washing good practices are impossible to adhere to at the Unit as we do not have access to running water. To this end:
• Gloves must be worn at all times whilst handling products and waste
• Gloves will be regularly washed
• Hand sanitiser will be applied when gloves are removed
• Any surface which is touched by both with gloved hands and ungloved hands will be cleaned daily with an appropriate bleach-based cleaning solution
• As soon as it is possible (upon entering a premises with cleaning facilities) hands will be washed as per the guidelines set out.