RMS Ports Coronavirus (COVID 19) –Statement
25th March 2020
All RMS Ports remain Operational
RMS provide cargo handling and logistics solutions through efficient supply chain integration, adding value and managing complexity in every major Humber port. We aim to be our client’s port logistics partner of choice throughout the UK, from our base in the Humber.
All our ports remain 100% operational and available to serve our clients. Ports are a vital link in the supply chain, key to keeping the country functional during this difficult time. The cargoes we handle include materials used for food packaging, water treatment, fuel additives, sanitary products and materials required for maintenance of the country’s infrastructure.
Please be assured, the safety and wellbeing of our people are our biggest priorities. We’ve put in place strong measures to protect those on our sites. RMS continues to implement Government advice with regard to working practices, health and safety. Some of the practical measures we have in place are:
Distancing: Where possible maintaining 2m distance between colleagues.
Hygiene. Good personal hygiene following the government advice on hand washing, sanitization and the use of appropriate PPE.
Travel to and from places of work. limited to a maximum of two people per vehicle and, where possible, people travelling as individuals. Intra site travel is prohibited unless business critical.
Toolbox talks. Toolbox talks are delivered in an open environment with all members of the group at the recommended safe distance of 2 metres apart.
Breaks. Where possible breaks are staggered to maximise the ability for people to be distanced.
Home Working. We have also taken proactive measures in our offices to minimise any risk with home working being adopted where possible. Any travel and face to face meetings have been minimised, replaced with phone calls and video conferencing.
Pre-screening. Vessels, visitors and drivers attending our sites are being pre-screened prior to access being granted.
It is thanks to the dedication, commitment and professionalism of our people that we are able to remain 100% operational at this difficult time. We don’t anticipate any change in service however RMS are monitoring the situation closely and will update customers should anything change.