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Coronavirus

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:49 am
by Safety
We have engineers who work in bakeries in the UK and I have been asked by a customer what measures we have in place to consider whether we could be at risk of introducing this into their stores and possible contribute to the spread.

Has anyone else been asked this question and if so how did you reply?

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:40 am
by Blackstone
Not been asked but would reply (and actually instruct staff) that staff have been instructed to ensure there own personal cleanliness and hygiene i.e. hand washing, tissues for sneezing/coughing etc, as per government advice.

Glen

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:41 am
by stretch3144
Can't help I'm afraid, but wanted to comment on the Coronavirus.
I tried to place an order yesterday with Arco for some FFP2 disposable respirators, but they will not supply them due to Coronavirus.
So in the meantime the health of my workers has to suffer?

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:12 am
by Blackstone
stretch3144 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:41 am
Can't help I'm afraid, but wanted to comment on the Coronavirus.
I tried to place an order yesterday with Arco for some FFP2 disposable respirators, but they will not supply them due to Coronavirus.
So in the meantime the health of my workers has to suffer?
That's an odd one!
They've run out of stock or just wouldn't supply them?

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:24 am
by Ewangoil
That's an odd one!
They've run out of stock or just wouldn't supply them?
I heard the other day it's cause they are manufactured in China. Not sure how accurate that is though

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:37 am
by Waterbaby
:wave: Safety

The following map includes the data available up to 12 February 8:00 CET https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/geographi ... ncov-cases

Please see technical guide issued 10 Feb 2020 by ECDC :

"Guidelines for the use of non-pharmaceutical measures to delay and mitigate the impact of 2019-nCoV " : https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/defaul ... ures_0.pdf


https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china

https://www.who.int/emergencies/disease ... for-public

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus.htm

https://www.gov.uk/government/collectio ... oronavirus


Our advice to our client personnel, many of them international travellers : maintain respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene.
If you become unwell, contact medical staff by phone. Don't come to work ill.

All the usual stuff that applies to food-handlers (bakeries) and environments anyway ./thumbsup..

Do you have medical advisor for your company that can help with the public information aspect?
We also advise that medical staff / HO are reviewing the situation daily as it continues to evolve.

WB

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:09 am
by stretch3144
Exact message text from Arco:

"I am sure you are acutely aware that the Coronavirus developments continue to dominate the news headlines.

It will therefore come as no surprise to you, that Arco are currently experiencing exceptionally high volumes of enquiries, related to the virus spread.

As such, any enquiries for ‘exceptional’ volumes, over and above our existing customer ‘business as usual’ requirements, are being reviewed on a case by case basis.

We cannot currently engage in the supply of products, related to 2019-nCoV Coronavirus situation, to any organisation, except for critical care Public Sector organisations, who Arco do not already trade or do not have pre-existing engagement with these products in the amount requested. Therefore, we cannot accept the following line from your purchase order reference POxxxxxx at this time:
118500 2 BOX 10 3M Aura 9322+ FFP2 Vlv Dust/Mist Resp"

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:57 pm
by ScottD
One of our guys at work has a wife in the supply business for PPE etc. Her company had an enquiry this week from Japan for 50,000 masks and would pay any price.....