17th September 2020

ATM adapts to remain COVID-19 compliant

As the UK slowly returns to a new normal, ATM’s COVID-19 response team has been following government guidance and recommendations to ensure the company remains COVID-19 compliant. ATM has implemented a range of measures to support their clients, members of staff and the general public during these unprecedented times. This has allowed the company to continue to deliver essential services to central government, local authority and construction clients with no lost days through infection or illness.

The previous COVID-19 single occupancy vehicle policy has been updated to control client cost and minimise the company’s carbon footprint. Where appropriate, ATM’s fleet of vans, crew cabs and pickups have been adapted to become ‘COVID-19 Segregated Vehicles’. These vehicles have been specifically and professionally modified with the installation of robust partition screens to allow a driver and a passenger to travel in one vehicle safely, in completely segregated pods. All other vehicles remain single person occupancy, in line with government guidance.

ATM’s Fleet Manager, Darren Andrew commented: Our fleet team has been busy exploring ways we can modify the fleet and adapting vehicles to keep them running, keep our employees safe and allow us to continue to deliver projects safely. The regulated installation of segregation partitions in the vehicles to a consistent and professional standard, allows our crews to travel to and from sites together whilst maintaining social distancing measures.

Social distancing signage / information and multiple additional delegated welfare areas and sanitising stations have been installed strategically throughout ATM offices and hubs.

ATM Director, Robert Whamond commented: The last few months have presented challenges for everyone. COVID-19 has tested our resilience as a business and our ability to adapt. We have faced these challenges head on and turned them into positives, seeing improvements in many of our working practices. The use of technology including Microsoft Teams and Zoom has allowed us to keep in touch with clients, suppliers and staff working from home. Our Operations team has embraced the new ways of working and this collective effort has enabled the company to continue supporting clients through this crisis.