Adapting to change at Newbow Aerospace
Posted on 3rd March 2021 at 08:57
In accordance with public health advice outlined by the World Health Organisation and World Governments regarding COVID-19, Newbow Aerospace Ltd increased its internal measures to mitigate any risk to health & safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and partners.
As a key supplier to many World Front Line Forces, Newbow Aerospace remained fully operational, 5-days a week since the Global outbreak of COVID-19. With key contracts in place to supply and deliver aircraft ground support equipment to Front Line Defence Organisations, we had to adapt at the very start of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Safety-signage and hand-sanitising stations were installed in all areas of the building including the reception, offices and workshops. ‘Smart’ pathways were created with floor signage allowing for efficient but safe movement throughout both buildings and workshops.
Face masks, latex gloves and eye protection are readily available for all staff in designated areas but the importance of mandatory use where required was emphasised. During the peak of COVID-19 in the UK, commencing May 2020 we introduced daily temperature checks of all staff before they entered the building.
During the exceptional period where there were more aircraft on the ground than in the sky, we saw a huge demand for our aircraft wheel chocks and tyre storage equipment due to aircraft being parked. Holding stock of most products allowed us to support customers efficiently during a difficult period for the aviation industry.
Aviation has never known a crisis like COVID-19.
Whilst the long term effects are still unknown, we have started to see ‘green shoots’ with airlines restarting their flight programmes.
As a result, we have quickly seen more commercial airlines once again commit to our range of ground support equipment, a brand they can trust and a brand that focuses only on aviation. The global aviation community continues to do what it does best; we rally together.
Stay safe everyone!
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