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Following the UK government announcement that England will be going into a second spell of lockdown until at least early December 2020 we wish to assure our customers that for MSL, business will continue. The announcement issued made it very clear that manufacturing in England should carry on and therefore we do not expect any disruption to the supply of our products to customers.


MSL’s key concern is for the health and well-being of our employees therefore we have conducted a risk assessment, subsequently adopting the following measures to protect our staff and allow them to work as safely as possible in the current circumstances:

  • Any staff member who present symptoms of COVID-19 are instructed not to attend work but to stay home and self-isolate. Each case is assessed to determine the risk of potential virus transmission and further measures put in place where necessary.
  • Those staff that are equipped to work from home are doing so until further notice.
  • Remaining staff on site are being physically segregated as much as possible through movement of work stations and staggered break periods.
  • Face coverings are mandatory to be worn when indoors when unable to maintain 2m segregation from other individuals – applicable to staff, visitors and contractors.
  • Daily temperature checks are carried out on all staff to ensure no-one is exhibiting a high temperature.
  • Facility in place with MSL’s Occupational Health Provider to carry out rapid testing of all staff should there be a risk of virus transmission within the Company.
  • Face to face meetings have been cancelled with video-conferencing or phone communication adopted instead.
  • Welfare facilities are being cleaned more frequently and upgraded where possible to improve their capability for social distancing.
  • Unavoidable visitations to site (e.g. insurance inspections or emergency maintenance) are strictly controlled to maintain the safety of our staff and the visitors. This includes working segregation, working outside normal hours and separate welfare facilities.
  • Staff have been consulted on workplaces measures to aid social distancing with follow up actions put in place

MSL’s second key concern is to maintain supply to our valued customers and the following additional measures have been introduced to assist with this:

  • Stocks of material have been maintained to ensure continued supply.
  • MSL are holding regular discussions with key customers and suppliers to mitigate wider supply chain risks
  • All business-related travel has been cancelled.
  • MSL will continue to monitor bulletins and advice from the World Health Organisation/Public Health England and act upon them accordingly.

We thank our staff, customers and suppliers for their understanding and assistance with maximizing the effectiveness of these measures as we collectively look to continue our operation during these challenging times.

signed Rob Latter
Rob Latter

Health & Safety Manager Dated: 05/11/20

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