Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020
We confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment
Warrington’s Own Buses have completed a COVID-19 risk assessment and made sure that our staff have the equipment and the training they need to be able to work safely and carry passengers safely. Many of our colleagues are essential workers and have been supporting key workers and passengers throughout this pandemic. As we open up and start offering more and more services, we are applying what we have learned.
Cleaning, Handwashing and Hygiene
We have provided wipes, sanitiser, cleaning equipment and/or safe disposal kits for our staff as required. We have fogging machines and air purifiers on our buses to make sure they are kept as virus free as possible. We have upped our cleaning regime with a focus on touch points and increased hand washing opportunities. We provide staff and customers with advice on hygiene and how to stay safe.
Help people work from home
Only people who cannot do their work from home are currently coming back into work at Warrington’s Own Buses. That means we still have colleagues working from home. Those who need computer equipment and chairs to work safely have been provided with it.
We are supporting staff who are working from home with their wellbeing.
Maintaining a 2m distance
Wherever we can maintain a two metre distance we will do so. Our staff have yellow hi-vis jackets so you can see us and they advise everyone to follow social distancing guidance. Customers can safely distance on our buses by taking a window seat and leaving the aisle seat empty whilst social groups can sit together. Seats near to the driver and the door to the bus are not in use.
Managing transmission risk
Drivers cabs have been provided with a protective screen to protect the driver and our passengers. We have careful procedures to minimise cash handling. Occasionally we will have to do work were two-metre separation cannot be maintained. For example, we sometime lift heavy items when keeping our buses in good repair. People working closely together will have received special training on how to stay safe whilst working together and provided with extra protective equipment.