During these unprecedented times, Handicare remains motivated to provide solutions and support to increase the independence of people with disabilities and older adults, to enable them to live an active life, and to facilitate for their care providers and family.
As we navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic, we are aware of the challenges we all face, particularly our customers over the age of 65 and those at increased risk of the illness.
We’re doing everything we can to safeguard our employees, suppliers, partners and customers.
We’re prioritizing our ability to keep our factories operational and our teams motivated and mobilized to deliver the service level standards you expect from Handicare.
We’ve tightened our health and hygiene protocols for all our employees and taken steps to keep our factories up and running so that we can maintain ‘business as usual’ as the situation develops.
Many of our office-based employees are working from home thanks to the hard work and swift preparations by our teams. Efforts are ongoing to extend remote working to as many people as possible according to priorities and to reduce the risks for people who remain on-site as well as our field-based teams. If any of our employees show signs of symptoms, they will be asked to stay home and self-isolate for the recommended amount of time.
Other steps we’re taking as an organization globally:
- Rigorous hygiene (extra hand soap and cleaning of hard surfaces)
- Contactless greetings and maintaining distance between people in the workplace
- No air travel – unless business critical meetings
- No factory visits unless approved by site managers
- No larger conference or external meetings – activities planned to be executed digitally if possible
We currently have no major challenges. We will continue to supply and maintain our much-needed products and services for customers who are dependent on them to make their everyday life easier. We take our responsibility seriously for supporting them, particularly at a time when they’re feeling very worried about the risk to their health. Let us all stay safe and take the necessary precautions to combat this virus.
For more information on Coronavirus including symptoms and protecting yourself please visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/