A Walsall business has become a first port-of-call for utility and construction companies protecting their workers on critical power, water and transport sites across the country.
Since the lockdown began BCS Group, part of the Barhale group of companies, estimates it has produced more than 50,000 individual pieces of site signage for customers including Scottish Water, Anglian Water, Amey, Severn Trent, United Utilities, City Fibre and Barhale Group. Now, with hopes for some relaxation in the UK’s lockdown regime, the business is launching a back-to-work suite of products to help companies follow social distancing guidelines.
Alongside meeting an expected increased demand for signage, BCS Group is broadening its product range to include enforcement barriers, sneeze guards, hand wash stations, disinfectants and sanitisers, floor graphics, and other media which remind workers to preserve social distancing.
John Lawson, head of sales at BCS Group explained that across civil engineering and infrastructure, it has been vital to be able to keep working while ensuring there is maximum protection for those on essential sites.
“Barhale group has always set the well-being of its workforce and that of its clients as an absolute priority,” he said. “By working with customers and colleagues, many of whom are deploying key workers, BCS Group was able to develop a standard for site signage which delivers best practice through a combination of clarity and high visibility. It has been extremely well-received.
As the construction and civil engineering sector begins to re-open sites, we are seeing increased demand not only for signage but also for other supporting equipment. It has prompted the launch of this new range specifically to protect workers and to encourage best practice on site.”