Don-Bur commits to a ‘Covid-Safe’ workplace

From the May 2020 issue.

UK-based trailer and rigid body OEM, Don-Bur, is poised to cautiously re-open its manufacturing facilities.

Workforce safety remains a top priority for Don-Bur as it introduces new protocols across the site to enforce social distancing and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Limiting the density of workers was one key factor in this according to Don-Bur Managing Director, David Burton.

"The manufacture of commercial vehicles is a labour intensive process and it was previously common to have several teams working on the same vehicle at once," said Burton. 

"Clearly, this cannot continue at the current time but we have found ways to ensure work can continue," he said.

Some of the measures introduced include one-way systems, cleaning stations, access restrictions, floor marking to indicate distances and more spacious working areas. 

"We obviously can't run at full capacity yet but, as we move through this transitional period, we will find better ways to optimise the workflow within the current guidelines," said Burton.

"We now have the opportunity to bring the business out of hibernation and look forward to the careful and steady return of quality manufacturing."

Last month, Don-Bur launched its expanding roof trailer.

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