Category Archives: Coronavirus

Critical National Infrastructure sectors – Coronavirus Update

The UK has identified 13 Critical national Infrastructure sectors, these are:

Critical National Infrastructure Sectors

Chemicals, Civil, Nuclear, Communications, Defence, Emergency Services, Energy, Finance, Food, Government, Health, Space, Transport and Water.

Together, these systems, networks and assets are considered essential and their continued operation is required to ensure the security of the UK nation, its economy and its public health and safety.

Hague Fasteners are continuing to manufacture essential components directly and indirectly for Oil & gas production, Power Transmission, the Nuclear industry and Energy parts (critical components supplied to the Energy sector). We also produce critical components for the defence sector.

As a manufacturer of business-critical materials, the resources we employ to provide these goods or services are classed as such and we are continuously reviewing our contingency plans to ensure we can continue to support Critical National Infrastructure Sectors and the same Sectors all around the World during this time.

At the same time, Hague Fasteners understands the seriousness of the COVID-19 issue and has implemented many measures to minimize the spread of the virus. We will always continue to enforce social distancing requirements in our facilities but especially during lunches, breaks, and during clocking in and out of the facility along with strict one person sole access to washrooms at all times.

We have minimised all in-person meetings, enhanced disinfecting of work areas, and implemented specific protocols for employees who are ill. We have strict policies in place for anyone who may have secondary or tertiary exposure situations, at the time of writing we do not have any staff falling into this catergory.

All team members are keenly aware of these behaviours and best practices to keep us all as safe as possible. Good hygiene and social distancing are the two most important things that we can do.

This is a very fluid situation and things continue to change rapidly, hour-by-hour. We will do everything possible to communicate those changes that affect you and our business as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Update

Following the UK Government’s announcement of Social Lockdown, Hague Fasteners would like to issue this Coronavirus update to all of our Clients, Suppliers & friends as follows:-

We are still operational at around 95% normal levels.

We have not had any staff directly affected by Coronavirus infection with all Staff and their Family members reporting healthy and free from any symptoms.

Several of our more vulnerable members of staff or staff that have a duty of care to velnerable family members have opted to self isolate. This is an option we have presented to all staff under a number of care and contingency plans, with our staffs and their families wellbeing being at the forefront of all of our actions and decisions.

We are starting to see slight issues with certain supply chains and processes but have put in place additional stock levels of materials, tooling and consumables to ensure the continuation of manufacturing as far as is possible. Needless to say unfortunately certain supplies may be affected and we will communicate to our clients where deliveries may be affected as a result, where it is possible to do so.

We are further advised by cetain clients that they are not operational and are in complete lockdown. We will fulfill all purchase orders and retain goods here until we are notified that they are operatinal again and able to accept deliveries.

We advise any forward demands for special fasteners are indicated to us now or as soon as is possible so that you have priority on materials from our stocks in case outsourced replacement material becomes an issue in the coming days and weeks.

Again we hope your family and colleagues stay safe and healthy and send our best wishes to you during these worrying times.

Coronavirus Update – UK Government : Please refer to the UK Government Coronavirus Information Website for the latest help and advice.

We will continue to update you via this News channel so please check regularly for the latest information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (18th March 2020)

We are all aware of the difficulties that we are going to face in the coming weeks and months this year and the catastrophic effects that the Coronavirus is having upon lives and businesses across the World and here in the UK.
  
These are unprecedented times and during these difficult weeks and months we firstly hope you are safe and healthy and send our very best wishes to your family, friends and colleagues.

As a direct result of the continuing developments surrounding the spread of Covid-19, we would like to confirm that we are continuing to follow all guidance and advice issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), HM Government and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

Hague Fasteners places the utmost importance on securing and maintaining the health and well-being of our staff, our suppliers, and all of our customers.

At this time, we do not foresee any interruption or delay in planned and promised deliveries. 

We have multiple contingency plans both active and in place to address the changing situation in a further on-going effort to ensure deliveries are maintained and met as acknowledged. We are fully committed to ensuring we can continue to provide the very best quality and service to our clients and customers during this time and to ensure this, we have taken the following measures: 

  • We have informed, educated and discussed the situation with our team and placed appropriate protective and sanitation measures within our facility.
  • We have implemented the facility for completely flexible hours to all staff to minimise contact with others in the workplace and aid with caring for Family memebers now at home or without care facilities due to the closing of schools and other care providers.
     
  • We have ceased all non-essential business travel and meetings. 
  • We have a strict “NO ENTRY” & “NO CONTACT” policy to all Visitors and Deliveries with our Offices and Production Site, with access only being allowed to Employess and other Essential Personnel at all times.
     
  • We have cancelled all planned visits and hereby politely request that all customer and supplier visits, except for deliveries and collections, are conducted by email or telephone.
     
  • We have a formal plan in place to continuously monitor the situation and adapt and advise of any changes required when and where necessary.  
     
  • All paperwork we send with despatched goods are also sent electronically so customers may discard all packaging and paperwork on reciept if preferred.

We will continue to provide our service and outstanding quality levels throughout but will continue to work under these restricted conditions for as long as is necessary or feasibly possible. 

We will review and adapt these restrictions, if appropriate, as and when needed or advised.  

We thank you all for your continued business and support and wish you the best in health and wellbeing during these worrying times. 

Hague Fasteners Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hague Fasteners is closely monitoring the situation regarding to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are taking all immediate measures based on Hague’s business continuity approach to risks of this nature, including:

  • Protecting the wellbeing of our employees and their families as a primary focus.
  • Considering the potential for the impact on society by making responsible decisions to support the prevention and / or containment of the situation.
  • Making every effort to continuously provide the services and products required by our customers.

Hague Fasteners is rigorously following guidelines based on announcements made by the World Health Organization (WHO), HM Government and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and on the status of any infection within Hague Fasteners. In addition, Hague Fasteners will respond based on action plans that have been established for the wellbeing of employees and their families, the continuous manufacturing, procurement of products and services, and business continuity.

For the foreseeable future Hague Fasteners will continue to operate within these guidelines and will make every effort to maintain contractual agreements until this decision is taken out of Hague Fasteners’ control.

Hague Fasteners will, as far as is reasonably practicable, continue to keep all communication on the current situation with its suppliers, client base and Employees while maintaining that an emergency protocol is in place.