Shipping container specialist Royal Wolf has modified its nationwide operation to enable it to work safely and efficiently under the government’s COVID-19 Level-3 regulations.
These new procedures will ensure the company, which operated as an essential service through the COVID-19 Level-4 lockdown period, can continue to meet supply chain requirements in New Zealand and the needs of its customers.
New Zealand’s Executive General Manager, Paul Creighton, says the key considerations for the company was its role in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the safety and wellbeing of its employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
“We have worked to put measures in place across the whole business based on the Level-3 requirements outlined by the Ministry of Health.
“With COVID-19 having a major impact across all industries and sectors the main thing is to help prevent the spread of the virus and not undo the great work all Kiwis have done. However, we also want to ensure we can service our customers and provide the product they need at a time when there is high and immediate demand.”
Creighton says Royal Wolf has adapted its already stringent Health and Safety procedures, and where necessary put new measures in place, to meet COVID-19 Level-3 guidelines.
These include health and wellbeing monitoring for employees, having necessary support for staff in place when required, strict personal hygiene requirements, and physical distancing procedures.
All Royal Wolf sites have had additional cleaning measures implemented and work areas have been modified to allow as much physical distancing between personnel as possible. People entering and exiting sites will be registered to assist with contact tracing in case of a COVID-19 infection.
Additionally, procedures and technology have been implemented to enable non-face-to-face communication methods both internally and with customers, access to certified PPE, and guidance to employees on decontamination of clothing and themselves if infection occurs.
With Royal Wolf seeing increased demand for its products during the COVID-19 situation the company’s four production sites in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, and Christchurch are operational during Level-3. Its 11 Customer Service Centres across New Zealand are on call by request from customers.