COVID-19 and Continuity of Supply
Statement from Fraser Anti-Static Techniques Ltd
As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, all businesses are experiencing an increased workload as they try to navigate a way through the crisis. This statement has been produced by Fraser in response to the many questions we are currently being asked by our customers and partners that, in view of the fluid situation in which we find ourselves, are very difficult to answer.
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, and those with whom we may come into contact, we are closely following the UK Government’s advice regarding health issues. As you will be aware, this is developing on a regular basis. Thus, with effect from 16 March 2020, any members of staff with a person living in the same household who has developed symptoms consistent with the virus will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
To help maintain everyone’s wellbeing, we have also decided not to invite visitors to our facilities for the foreseeable future.
As neither we, nor the Government, can properly predict the impact of these measures, we are regularly monitoring the situation and taking appropriate actions according to reported changes.
As a manufacturer employing items of machinery, hand assembly, externally produced sub-assemblies and components to fulfil our manufacturing function, it is not possible to operate our production facility through home working. We have in place a matrix to prioritise available capacity, based on the availability of personnel, sub-assemblies, components and raw materials. Most critical items are dual sourced to maximise continuity of supply. Our Purchasing and Production teams are constantly reviewing the supply chain to mitigate potential issues.
We hope our customers can appreciate the logic of our approach and our efforts to maintain supply of products across our portfolio.
Ours is a financially independent business and we are in a strong position to weather the current storm. However, our main priority is protecting the health of our workforce, their families and that of our customers, suppliers and logistics providers.
In addition to any direct communications you may receive, you will be able to find any updates and information on our website and social media channels too.
Download the statement as a PDF here.
Last Updated: 5 May, 2020