UK crane rental company City Lifting said that despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 virus it has not suffered business interruptions and has been able to carry out all scheduled lifting operations.

The company stressed, however, that the safety and welfare of its staff, customers and suppliers are its highest priority. The company has advised all its staff to strictly adhere to the guidance issued by the government and Public Health England.

The company said its focus is on implementing sensible personal hygiene measures such as hand washing, avoiding physical or close contact with other people and minimising travel by public transport. It said it is working constantly to keep the office environment and vehicles clean and safe for staff.

Trevor Jepson

Trevor Jepson, manging director at City Lifting has advised all his staff to strictly adhere to the guidance issued by the government and Public Health England

“We are still carrying out site meetings where necessary and all staff have been advised on how to conduct themselves at these meeting to minimise any risks,” commented Trevor Jepson, managing director of City Lifting. “At present we have had no business interruptions and we have been able to carry out all lifting operations we have been given and will strive to continue delivering our best service.

“Anyone suspected of having the symptoms of the virus has been told to stay at home and self-isolate and we are checking the health of our staff regularly.

“We are continually monitoring the situation and will update this statement if necessary.”

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