Fashion – Enter Makes a BBC Newsnight Appearance
Last night (Monday 8th June 2020) Fashion-Enter’s north London Factory and CEO Jenny Holloway appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss Health and Safety for workers in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. As lockdown measures ease and production orders return Fashion-Enter has had to regularly review its health and safety policies to protect the safety of all its staff.
Helen Thomas, Business Editor at BBC Newsnight visited the Factory and interviewed Jenny about the health and safety measures currently in place and whether it is clear how the new Covid-19 working guidelines are going to be enforced?
To date Fashion-Enter has had to create and implement:
- A new Covid-19 policy specifically for the factory
- A dedicated new risk assessment for each returning member of staff
- Create a one way system to ensure we adhere to the 2m spacing rule
- Open up the factory by moving machines to other units and creating the 2m rule for the machinists however if the machinists were back to back we allowed this
- Only one person in a toilet at any one time
- Yellow markings to denote the 2 m spacing rule
- Covid-19 stations that include masks, sanitisers and gloves
- Temperature checks each morning to ensure all staff are fit and well
- The use of throwaway towels in all toilets
- Deep cleaning each weekend
- 8-hour continuous cleaning of core areas such as handles, toilets,
- Doors wedged open so no one has to touch the doors
- Opening all doors and warehouse shutters to ensure lots of air is circulated around the factory
These health and safety measures are constantly reviewed and amended according to government guidelines.
To view the BBC Newsnight interview tap here and zoom forward 36 minutes into the programme.