In the face of the current uncertainties, we have made provision to enable all staff to work from home. While we are following the NHS guidelines for self-isolation, our provisions enable all staff who want to self-isolate now to do so immediately, from Monday 16th March. Our remote working provisions mean that all staff have full access to all facilities that are available in the office, so there will be no interruption of our normal service to customers.
We are reviewing the situation daily regarding attending the office. We anticipate that at some time very soon we will close the office and ask that all staff work from home. Everyone has teleconferencing facilities, and all meetings can be conducted remotely. Please use individual’s mobile phone numbers to contact them directly. Our policy for social distancing means that we will seek to minimise any direct contact with people for work purposes. Our aim is to maintain our service without creating risks for our staff or colleagues.
Where we have building tests scheduled, we will liaise with the site staff to confirm whether it is appropriate to continue as planned.
We anticipate that there will be a moratorium on carrying out some types of surveys: the noise climate will be untypical as we anticipate a significant drop in road traffic. We will advise you on a case by case basis where we think that we should postpone any survey work.
If work is slow, or just to keep up with recent developments, please do get in touch about a CPD on the new noise guidance for residential planning applications – we can deliver this as a teleconference that your remote workers can all join individually.