Thank you / Diolch
Thank you to all the key workers out there at the moment – NHS workers, care organisations, retail workers, delivery drivers, waste collection workers, teachers and all the other people who are out delivering a vital service to keep our world functioning.
It feels pretty frightening at the moment – being a human being, being a member of a community and being the owner of a small business. Taclus is taking it one day at a time and we are grateful to the government support we have to keep our employees paid for the next weeks. We are looking forward to seeing green shoots of hope as Spring arrives.
Business as Usual
Meanwhile, as licensed upper tier waste carriers we are on the government list of exempted industries allowing us to continue to operate and provide a service to customers. So, we are available to ensure that organisations can comply efficiently with data protection legislation while working remotely.
Along with regular collections, we are offering new ways to support our customers: with the rise in home-working, we are providing loose sacks and a from-home collection option. We can also assist with sorting and bagging-up if you are planning a large clear-out and have no staff in the office to organize it.
We are taking all precautions
Despite the on-going disruption, we are still getting calls from customers who are taking advantage of empty offices to have backlogs of paper cleared from storage rooms. We are taking the following precautions to manage the risk around the spread of Covid-19:
- In the course of our normal process, we use low-resistance face masks standard SR510 P3R, effective not only against the paper dust we have to deal with every day but also against viruses. We often deal with things like damp/mouldy paper, flood-damaged paper etc, so we are well-practiced in dealing with health risks derived from contact.
- In addition to masks, we use sanitiser rated to PSLog6, effective to 99.9998% (household bleach, soap and water etc. are effective to PSLog4, 99.99%). Where we are wearing gloves, these are treated with the same sanitiser.
What precautions do we ask you to take?
Please ensure all tissues and paper towels are disposed of in your general waste bins. This will ensure that this material is burnt and reduces the risk of infection to our staff. These must NOT be placed in with your confidential material as this could be deemed as contaminated and our operatives will be advised to not empty or collect the containers.
Public Health England has issued the below guidelines for when someone in your organisation is suspected of having the virus:
“All waste that has been in contact with the individual, including used tissues, and masks if used, should be put in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full. The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied. It should be put in a safe place and marked for storage until the result is available. If the individual tests negative, this can be put in the normal waste. Should the individual test positive, you will need to use a specialist clinical waste provider to collect the waste”.
We will keep our customers informed of any changes to services or changes to maintain service reliability. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
Thank you for your ongoing support