Coronavirus: Motor factors issued with essential health and safety advice

Parts Alliance issues tips to help keep staff and branches healthy

The Parts Alliance has issue issued a number of tips to help keep its branches and staff healthy during the ongoing spread of coronavirus.

A spokesperson said: “Much of the current news is about the spread of the coronavirus.

“That means it’s more important than ever for us to practice good hygiene and health in our network, and at this time of year it’s also wise to be vigilant around the spread of flu and common colds.”

Best practice advice

  • Ensure toilets and hand washing areas are well maintained and have enough soap and clean hand-drying facilities.
  • Ensure your branch welfare areas are kept clean and tidy, with all crockery and cutlery washed and dried after use.
  • Ensure your branch or office is topped up with the appropriate hygiene products including hand sanitiser, hand wash and cleaning wipes .
  • Ensure hand sanitiser is available in high operational areas within your branch.
  • Encourage warehouse aperatives to wear their PPE gloves and order new ones from UKOS if they don’t have any.
  • Regularly empty bins
  • Regularly clean objects that are touched, such as keyboards, mice and telephones
  • Encourage Drivers to wash their hands with soap between runs or use hand sanitiser
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap.
  • Restroom products are available from UKOS our branch stationery supply – including hand sanitiser (part number 106742 – UKOS)
  • And here’s some guidance from the BBC on how to spot the symptoms of coronavirus:
  • The main signs of infection are fever (high temperature) and a cough as well as shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
  • Catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue, binning it and washing your hands can minimise the risk of spreading disease.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms, even if mild, after travelling from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, is advised to stay indoors and call the NHS 111 phone service.

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