Essential work to support elderly care homes and the UK’s waste to the energy sector has sparked a return to work at commercial electrical specialists.
One Way Electrical, who are based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent had 10 of its 12-strong team on furlough as lockdown saw all but emergency work come to a halt. Now staff are returning to work and a healthy order book will see large projects start for companies such as Viridor waste management and the Capital Care Group.
Managing Director Wayne Bennett said: “While coronavirus has sadly taken its toll on the UK economy, there’s a need and an appetite to get moving again. Sectors such as waste and recycling needs to catch-up with a backlog of both rubbish, stored during lockdown, and maintenance and this is an area in which our company has expertise and experience. We won a contract with Viridor for the electrical fit out of their Chichester recycling centre and our team will be on site in the final week in May. We will also be back on site at a waste plant in Ipswich installing power supplies for its fire-fighting system.
“Care homes are also a sector where we have a lot of experience and we’re working with Capital Care Group on a home local to North Staffordshire where additional nurse call points and fire alarm equipment needs to be fitted. One Way Electrical works on both new installations and responsive maintenance with our care home clients as it is vital to ensure equipment such as emergency pull chords and alarms are available to elderly residents.”
Wayne added: “Before resuming work, One Way Electrical has undertaken a comprehensive Covid-19 risk assessment, advised and educated our workforce on identifying and reporting symptoms, introduced social-distancing and hygiene protocol for staff and bought thermometers for staff and customer use.”
One Way Electrical have offices in Uttoxeter Road, Longton, and work across the UK. The company has been commissioned by major waste to energy companies, such as Viridor and SUEZ on complex projects.
Main image Wayne Bennett Managing Director One Way Electrical.