COVID19

In light of the current situation regarding the COVID19 pandemic, our senior management team would like to assure our employees, customers, contractors and suppliers that we are closely monitoring the situation, have robust procedures and plans in place to manage and maintain our operations, and are taking all possible precautionary measures to protect the health, safety and well-being of our employees and contractors on site.

We have contingency plans to ensure the welfare of our livestock is not affected, our customers are not disrupted, and that supply of our products remains undisturbed.  We will continue to communicate with our customers and will immediately inform our customers if there is a likelihood of any change to this status.

We will maintain health surveillance measures for all Capestone personnel and contractors, following advice from Public Health Wales, World Health Organisation and government agencies.

As a precautionary measure, we will restrict all non-critical visitor access to our site to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread until such time as the risk of the coronavirus reduces significantly.

We hope that the measures outlined above will provide you with the assurances that we will continue to deliver our services to the highest possible standard.  If you have any queries or concerns that you would like to discuss then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 781247.

As noted above, we have restricted all non-business critical visits to site.  If you have been requested to attend site by a member of the management team, you must submit the form below 48 hours prior to your visit.  No access will be granted to the site if this form is not submitted.

CAPESTONE COVID19 10 POINT SITE RULES

THE FOLLOWING RULES AIM TO PROTECT OUR TEAM AND OUR COMMUNITY

 EVERYONE MUST FOLLOW THE SAME RULES, THIS INCLUDES ALL COLLEAGUES, VISITORS & CONTRACTORS.

 

1.    SELF-ISOLATION

Do NOT come to work if you have ANY COVID19 symptoms, this includes a new persistent cough, a high temp >37.8C, or loss of taste & smell.

Please check the government website for symptoms and contact the HR team to report any absence, symptoms, if you are unsure or have concerns – 01437781247 (option 2) or 07496 317781.  The HR team will advise on COVID19 testing and self-isolation periods.

2.    NHS TRACK AND TRACE APP

All employees and contractors to site are encouraged to download the NHS Track and Trace app.  You can download the NHS COVID19 app from the Apple app store or Google Play store.  Further information can be found at www.gov.wales/nhs-covid-19-app

3.    FACE COVERINGS

It is MANDATORY to wear a FACE COVERING on site, at all times, from when you arrive on site to when you depart.  This can be a full-face visor or a suitable face mask.  This applies to all people entering our site.  If you wear a visor Always wear your VISOR down, covering fully your eyes, nose & mouth.

EXCEPTION: When you are SEATED and 2m social distancing is possible or if effective screening is in place you may remove your face covering.

EXCEPTION: You can raise your visor when standing in front of the thermal cameral and clocking machine, replace within 2 seconds.

EXCEPTION: When sneezing or when cleaning your visor in the designated cleaning area, for a limited period.

EXCEPTION: When walking outside the site perimeter, if you are alone, you may remove your face covering.

4.    SITE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ALL COLLEAGUES returning from absence

·           MUST complete a return to work form AND COVID19 Health Questionnaire with their Manager or Supervisor, BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING

·           All Colleagues MUST inform the HR team if they intend to travel abroad, and if returning to work from foreign travel MUST contact HR by phone, prior to arrival at site to confirm isolation requirements.

ALL VISITORS, CONTRACTORS, CUSTOMERS:

·           MUST complete a pre-visit questionnaire and be pre-approved by the site Managing Director.  Business critical visitors only will be permitted on site.

·           Upon arrival to site, MUST read the COVID19 10-point rules, complete the COVID19 questionnaire and all other relevant site documentation.

·           All will be issued a face covering (mask or full-face visor) – wearing this is MANDATORY whilst on site.

5.    MAINTAIN THE 2M RULE

In ALL areas, where reasonably possible. Be sensible, do NOT stop in areas where you cannot maintain the 2m rule.  Respect protective measure in place including screening, room layouts, tables and chair layouts.  2m social distancing must be maintained in communal areas including canteens, smoking areas and offices.  When meetings are held 2m social distancing must be maintained.

6.    TEMPERATURE CHECKING

Your temperature MUST be checked on entry to the production area at the start of your shift.  Remove your visor briefly if wearing one so your forehead can be scanned.  If the alarm goes off, report to reception, wait outside and a member of the HR team will provide advice.  You will be retested after 15 minutes to confirm your temperature.

7.       MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IN PRODUCTION AREAS

Max occupancy number per room is MANDATORY, man maps for each room will be displayed with maximum numbers.  DO NOT enter the production room if this number is exceeded.

8.       HAND WASHING

Wash your hands regularly, especially on arrival to site, after using the toilet, entering and leaving the factory, before and after eating, before and after smoking.  Follow the 20 second handwashing procedure, dry and then sanitise.  Additional sanitisers are placed around site, if you see or pass one – sanitise!

9.       GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE

Continue to follow the normal GMP and Health and safety rules in place on site.  Wear high viz when walking around site and to the car park, DO NOT CHEW GUM, Use the bins provided.

10.   SHARED EQUIPMENT

Sanitise before use with sanitiser wipes and sanitise after.

 

We must all follow the rules and work together to keep our team, our loved ones and our community safe.  COVID19 measures are in place and continually being reviewed, let us know if we’ve missed anything – your feedback is essential. Please see your Manager, HR team or any of the Senior Management Team.