Single vehicle road driven movements and the challenge of social distancing

 

LIke so many others, we are putting the safety of all our team and customers first and this presents us with the challenge of social distancing in an environment that relies on working closely together. What does this mean in practice?

 

Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic it was a common sight to see maybe 4 or 5 “Trade Plate” drivers using a hire-car or in a minibus to get from previous delivery point to the next collection. This is no longer acceptable or indeed safe.

We have spent a long time working on methods of operation, best practice and technology to support our team and practice safe contact with each other and our Customers. We have created specific work instructions, started to distribute PPE and amend our systems to ensure we can constantly practice and enforce our message as we return to more normal trading. We will need to minimise risk by not using multi occupancy hire cars, taking precautions when on public transport (when it absolutely has to be used !) and following Government advice on vehicle sharing by ensuring maximum distance between driver and any single passenger. These measures will be the same as you will see in many operations across the service industry, and the team will be observing any specific local instructions at collection or delivery points.

 

We want to get the automotive industry moving again but in a safe and responsible manner. We are phasing our operation back in during May so that we can test, assess and refine all of our working practices. If you require support email moves@dmnlogistics.co.uk in the first instance and one of our team will be in touch.  

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