Rapid ISO Adaptation is the Secret to Cabinpac Meeting the Covid 19 Challenge.
31st August 2021
In a world of chaos, created by a world pandemic, one modular building business, Cabinpac, has been able to transform their work practices through an impressively agile turnaround, enabling them to experience negligible impact on workflows in comparison to many others in the industry.
“We had to complete this project to support the real heroes at the frontline of the fight against Covid-19”
“Like everyone else in the country, the prospect of a lockdown was challenging for Cabinpac.” said Tadhg Twomey, MD of Cabinpac. “Apart from the obvious impact to the business, we were in the middle of delivery of several large facility contracts for which the jobs of thousands of employees were dependent. These clients included a large essential technology company and more importantly a large hospital client. We really had no time to waste as we felt we had to complete this project to support the real heroes at the frontline of the fight against Covid-19.”
Being this highly motivated, meant that the Cabinpac core management team and in particular their QEHS Manager, Deborah Kinsella and their H&S lead, Gerry Fallon needed to swiftly review all working practices and re-write the existing ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management System to effectively make it more robust by incorporating extensive Covid 19 safe practices and pre-empt any hitherto unforeseen challenges,
Over the course of one weekend, the entire production facility was re-engineered to enable social distancing
Twomey’s first action was to create a Critical Management Team and appoint a dedicated Covid-19 Security Officer to ensure all new sanitisation and working practices were followed. Cabinpac, moved quickly to innovate, and over the course of one weekend, the entire production facility was re-engineered to enable social distancing. “We intuitively, re-engineered our existing methodologies to rapidly deploy new work-practices specifically designed to protect our staff and ensure our ‘critical works’ client contracts remained unaffected” says Twomey.
Strict adherence to pre-advised and staggered start times was implemented to facilitate social distancing and was also visually controlled by giving employees in each production process a dedicated Hi-Vis vest colour. Any worker moving outside their dedicated work area can be easily identified by the Covid-19 Security Officer. These early Covid-19 measures meant that Cabinpac had the advantage of operating at full worker capacity before Government enforced a national shutdown.
Early Covid-19 measures meant Cabinpac had the advantage of operating at full worker capacity before Government enforced a national shutdown.
Cabinpac are continuing to enhance their ISO Covid-19 additional working procedures by introducing new ‘working-from-home’ initiatives, facilitating on-line inductions, toolbox talks and innovative smart phone technologies to decrease the sharing of keypads and screens. They have developed their sanitisation units to incorporate clock-in-clock-out devices into their temperature readers and continue to promote a paperless office where possible.
Cabinpac is an exemplar of how to work as an effective H&S team by evolving ISO management systems and processes to ensure agile and appropriate action to protect both staff and client interests, and it is now paying dividends for them.
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