On Monday (23rd March) the Government announced a lockdown scenario which has led to limitations on business practices and in extreme cases forced closures imposed across a range of industries.
LSTC Group’s input and collaboration with key critical network providers within the power industry is deemed essential work and necessary to the continuation of electrical supply to our clients and other associated businesses and communities nationwide.
We have put in place sensible measures to ensure the LSTC Group are well prepared and well positioned to continue to support its Clients and handle their work.
We are focused on two key aspects: the health and welfare of both our clients and staff and our ability to continue to support clients. Below are some of the specific actions that we have taken.
A robust approach to risk management and operational effectiveness is integral to our business and so we are prepared for unexpected and unusual events through a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan. Our BCP plan identifies the requirements that would be needed for each area of the business to function under a wide range of scenarios and it is kept under constant review. These scenarios include natural disasters, acts of terrorism, data breaches, power and transport failures and major sickness outbreaks such as pandemics. We test our BCP regularly and the processes have performed well.
We have invested in technology and infrastructure to ensure that the business is both robust and adaptable to be able to cope with significant and potentially disruptive events:
The health, safety and well-being of our staff and Clients is of paramount importance to us. We are therefore closely monitoring and implementing official guidelines from the Government and health organisations in respect of coronavirus. Specific actions taken include:
Field operations are being undertaken on a reduced basis and our experienced site workers are conducting, daily, point of work risk assessments for key field activities.
LSTC Group will continue to monitor, assess and respond according to the most up-to-date Government advice in the UK and ROI and engage proactively with key stakeholders as and when required.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your LSTC Group key contact.
The coronavirus outbreak is clearly a constantly evolving situation, but we want to reassure you that we are taking sensible precautions to minimise the potential impact of coronavirus on our clients and our staff and operations while ensuring it is business as usual. LSTC are open for business as usual, albeit with reduced presence at head and regional offices.
Our website www.lstc.co.uk remains fully functional and we will respond as usual to customer enquiries.
For and on behalf of LSTC Group;
Nick Minns, Director