COVID-19 & Business Continuity

Updated May 2020

IFA would like to take this opportunity to confirm to all our suppliers and customers that we have taken measures to safeguard against COVID-19 and to ensure we provide a continued service. We are following all guidance and advice issued by UK GOV and Public Health England. We are operating as normal and have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the business. We have in place a robust Business Continuity Management (BCM) procedure in the event of a range of scenarios that could occur and affect IFA, including the arrangements to be followed in the event that we have a loss of staff or the site due to mass illness or pandemic.

covid-19 message

As well as acting on guidance and instructions from UK GOV, the following procedures have been adopted:

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 Risk Assessment
  • We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with the guidance
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
  • Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk
  • No unnecessary visitors are allowed on site
  • Health and temperature monitoring of all employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Face coverings used by all staff

Concerning our business activity:

  • Contingency plans are in place for both slow down and uplift in demand
  • All roles are multiskilled and dual source to prevent single points of failure
  • Plant and equipment are being maintained and 5 shut-down periods for preventative maintenance are already planned
  • Video conferencing replacing meetings
  • Video meetings replace B2B meetings and business travel.
  • Buffer stocks of raw materials
  • Best practise & contingency arrangements with our supply chain & transport

We will supply updates and advise as far in advance as possible any disruptions to our business if they occur, in the meantime if you have any questions or queries about this statement please don’t hesitate to contact us.