Working During Covid-19 Pandemic

Working During Covid-19 Pandemic

The majority of the team are back to work here at Wallers. We are all being very careful and taking maximum precautions to help minimise the risk to clients and other members of the team. Social distancing is being enforced wherever it is practically possible to ensure we can carry on working during Covid-19 pandemic.

Safety Measures in Place

Our offices are a very different place to work in comparison to before the outbreak. Many safety measures have been implemented. Face masks have been supplied to all Waller employees to keep themselves and others safe. In the offices, large protective screens are on every desk to help protect each other and keep everyone apart. There is a hand sanitiser station at the entrance to the building. In addition to this, every desk has a large bottle of hand sanitiser which we are encouraged to use regularly.

The majority of doors and windows are being left open throughout the day to help ventilate the office and minimise any risk.

Away From the Office

As well as hand sanitiser in the office, each member of staff have a bottle for their company vehicles. Travelling to site with others in the same vehicle is being kept to an absolute minimum. This can only take place in the larger vehicles. There must be an empty seat inbetween each person which allows a safe distance. Additionally, the windows must be left open to ensure optimum ventilation. In the majority of cases staff travel to site in their own separate vehicles.

On Site

Obviously, we have to attend sites for progress visits and to attend meetings. Visits are being kept to a minimum to help reduce the chances of spreading or catching the virus. Workers are being provided with face masks and hand sanitiser for them to use at their own will. Signs are being put up to help remind everyone about the rules and guidelines that have to be followed on and off site.

Working Safely in Schools

Arriving at schools is a very strange experience at the moment. Temperatures are being taken, masks are being handed out and hand sanitiser stations are dotted around everywhere. As visitors, we have to follow the schools rules and procedures to ensure we keep the staff and students safe. Any deliveries of materials have to be dropped off and unloaded at times when children are not in the area. We have to ensure that a clear path to the working area is available.

Schools are Very Different Places at the Moment

One of the things that has made an impact on me the most is how differently schools are having to functioning at the moment. Clear, two meter markings have been applied to corridor floors and across playgrounds to help the students maintain social distancing. Desks are laid out in an exam style to make sure that there is enough space between students. Staggered lunch and break times have been put in place to reduce large groups of childrenbeing near each other. One way systems have also been put in place around schools and everyone needs to follow and abide these measures.

What I do admire is how seriously the majority of people are taking this and lengths they are prepared change their daily routine in order to minimise risk to others.

 

Hopefully, the world will be back to normal soon, but until then stay safe and follow government guidelines

Too see some of the latest projects that Waller Building and Glazing have carried out in schools please on the following link https://www.wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

 

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Coronavirus Lockdown

During the Coronavirus lockdown, I tried to keep myself as busy as possible to pass the time. Luckily my parents’ back garden needed some work doing which kept me busy for the majority of lockdown. Lugging sleepers and shoveling top soil does get boring after a while, but it kept me busy. Other than working in the garden I tried to keep myself in a physically fit state as it was very tempting to eat all the time when at home. I went on numerous runs to keep fit and healthy. It was important for me to get in shape as I had so much free time. Now that lockdown restrictions have been eased, golf has started up again which is a dream come true, numerous rounds are to come within the coming weeks for sure.

Back to Work After Lockdown

After a long winded lockdown we are finally back up and running wooohooo!!! Special measures and procedures have been put in place to help protect our clients and the staff at Wallers. The Wallers carefully planned the return to work by phasing workers back gradually. On our return, Steve could see how the measures put in place were working and add to them if necessary.

Government COVID19 Guidelines

Steve Waller was continuously updating each and every one of us so that we all knew what the plan was going to be. Hand sanitiser and Perspex screens have been installed to each desk in all of the offices to help minimalise risk and keep us safe. We are following the government’s Covid-19, 5 steps to working safely guidelines which can be seen on their website by clicking on the following link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/5-steps-to-working-safely

Safe Company Communicate Via Social Media Group Chats

All employees are able to keep in contact and communicate with each other through the Workplace group chat. We can show everyone what we have all been doing and upload our latest site photographs.

Working on Site

Projects that could start, nearing the end of lockdown, were looked at carefully to see who could come back to work and run them. Supply chains were also essential as many of our suppliers were just starting to return too. Obviously, it is crucial that materials are available. We are still ensuring that guidelines are followed outside the office too. Social distancing is still important and we no longer travel in vans together. On site we have to make plans to ensure that workmen are not working in the same close vicinity at the same time. The return to work phase has been extremely well planned and completed at the right time. The majority of employees are now back to work and in a very safe, clean and tidy office.

We are getting back to some kind of normality after a very bizarre period which is good for the country. I hope everyone stays safe during these strange and difficult times.

Rees

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February Half Term Preparations

Christmas is over and 2020 has started quickly and the February half term preparations are already underway. With January coming to an end, half term is just around the corner. The school holiday may only be for a week, but that is long enough to get a lot of work done. All works have been booked in and materials are arriving at the office more and more each day. It is extremely important that we plan what jobs should be completed in the half term as we only have the week to finish the works. Numerous meetings and labour changes are currently being made to ensure we fit everything in. Not much longer to wait until the hard work really begins.

To veiw the types of works we carry out in schools please click on the following link to our website https://www.wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last six years, Waller Building has worked in over 135 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

Additionally, why not visit our facebook page too?

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Christmas!

After a long busy year we are finally coming to the end of 2019 and soon it will be Christmas! With the festive season just around the corner spirits are growing within the team. Advent calendars are on the desks and the door opening has just begun, although Mark’s looks to have taken a battering already?

Christmas Company Doo

The Christmas Doo has finally been announced and we cannot wait for the big bash. As the year is coming to an end, the work is still continuing as normal. Multiple jobs are still underway and are on schedule to be completed before Christmas. We have had an extremely busy November and it looks as though December is going to be the same. Lots of planning for the coming year has already taken place. Jobs are being allocated and planned as we speak for January. It is vital that we keep looking forward and plan when work is going to be completed, otherwise it could be chaos. This will probably be my last blog for this year which is sad I know. However, you can look forward to my next blog which will be all about the doo…… if I can remember it!

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

Rees

 

 

To veiw some of the projects we have carried out in schools, please click on the following link to the education section of our website https://www.wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Associates has worked in over 150 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Telephone – 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

As well as twitter, why not visit our facebook page too

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First Wallerversary

I cannot believe I have been at Wallers for a year and it’s my first Wallerversary!  The time has absolutely flown by. I can remember walking into the office on my first day where I was welcomed with open arms and became one of the team there and then. Even though I made a fair few teas, I was involved with everyone’s work, watching them every step of the way.

Over the year I have learnt so much to do with the industry and the way that the company runs. I have been shadowing all of the contract managers during my time at Wallers, learning how they approach jobs and certain situations.

I have been working closely with Andy throughout the summer. We had multiple jobs to manage over the past few months which I have been a part of from start to finish. It is important to take note of all of the different trades that are required. This will show the steps throughout for future jobs and I can use my experience. I feel as though I have come on leaps and bounds over the summer. I have needed to think about situations and manage issues myself, finding solutions. Also by visiting various working sites and seeing how things are done, I can now do a lot more independently. I do enjoy working alongside Andy assisting and learning along the way and I hope to continue working with him and to learn more each day. I look forward to the coming years and challenges we are going to face.

New Kid on the Block

There is a new kid on the block, Samuel Waller. I look forward to helping the new youngster in anyway I can, as will the rest of the Waller gang.

Rees

To veiw some of the projects we have carried out in schools, please click on the following link to the education section of our website https://www.wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Associates has worked in over 150 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Telephone – 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

As well as twitter, why not visit our facebook page too

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Completed Summer School Projects

This is my latest blog on the subject of our completed summer school projects. As I am sure all of you know, the summer holidays are over and the children are all back to school. In my previous blogs, I have mentioned that the summer holidays are the busiest time of year for us here at Wallers, especially this year. All of our summer holiday jobs have come to an end, but there is no time to stop. We are already looking at and booking in work for the October half term. Although the massive rush is over, there is still a lot of work in the pipe line.

My first Summer at Wallers

This has been my first summer holiday period at Wallers and it’s safe to say it has been a busy one. Jobs have been running all over the county in over 40 different school. Works have varied from maintenance works to toilet block refurbishments to full window installations. Now we are at the end of the holiday and the works have been completed we now need to look forward to the up and coming October half term. Additionally we are experienced at working during the school term working closely with the school to ensure as little disruption as possible.

We best get pricing!

Rees

 

 

To veiw some of the projects we have carried out in schools, please click on the following link to the education section of our website https://www.wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Associates has worked in over 150 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Telephone – 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

As well as twitter, why not visit our facebook page too

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Approaching Summer Works

Approaching Summer Works

Hi all, as we know the school holidays are just around the corner. I thought I’d give you an insight to our approaching summer works schedule. Schools accross the county have been planning projects and works which they would like to carried out over the summer. The school summer holidays are an extremely busy time for us here at Wallers. In fact it is our busiest time of the year as most schools request that projects be run whilst there are no children in attendence.

Experience of Working with Schools

Thanks to our experience in the education sector, we have started to plan ahead for the summer holidays already as we know it will be very busy. Labour has been allocated to ensure we are ready when the rush begins during July. Materials are being ordered and the deliveries are arriving on a daily basis. It’s hectic!!

My First Summer

This is my first summer here at Wallers and I’m not sure what to expect, I just know it’s going to be busy for sure. As long as we stay on top of our jobs and make sure any problems are overcome quickly, there shouldn’t be anything that we cannot handle. Additionally, frequent site visits will be made to check the progress of works and to see if any of the workforce need any additional materials. It is very important that we stay ahead of the guys so that they have a smooth run throughout the job. I am looking forward to the challenge of the summer works and can’t wait to get started.

To veiw some of the projects that we have recently completed in schools, please click on the following link to our website https://www.wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

 

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Associates has worked in over 150 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Telephone – 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

As well as twitter, why not visit our facebook page too

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Hectic School Holidays

Hectic school holidays are here again and as you can imagine, we are super busy! Schools all over Kent are having works done throughout the holidays, so we need to make sure we stay on top of the work load.

Planning

Lots of planning and thought has to go into each and every job so that the possibility of there being any mistakes or errors is kept to a minimum. Materials are all ordered up and ready to be sent to sites. Workers are at the ready and will soon be cracking on with all their jobs. Deliveries are all set and booked in. We need to make sure that everything they need is there and ready for them when the jobs start.

Timing and planning is absolutely crucial. As I am new to this job role, I still have so much to learn and will need to watch over my peers as they manage the projects. I need to take notes and see how all the different procedures are carried out so that I can then implement this into my jobs. I am now going to be working alongside Andy and will be following his working methods and procedures throughout the coming months. My aim is to learn all the important procedures so that I can soon run my own jobs smoothly.

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Associates has worked in over 150 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Telephone – 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

As well as twitter, why not visit our facebook page too?

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Project Completed

We have recently finished converting a courtyard into a BBQ area at a school in Hertfordshire. Paul and I were working alongside each other to make sure that the project moved along smoothly. There were a few hurdles to get over which there generally are with any building project. However with good communication skills and good time keeping, we overcame all obstacles in our way. We are pleased with the project which was completed on time and without disruption to the school. It was great to get some hands on experience with my colleague’s Caroline and Reece, helping them lay decking. With the decking installed and artificial grass laid, the area has been transformed into a spacious area that can hold small get gatherings. The end result is fantastic and I am over the moon with the final outcome.

I cannot wait to start my next project!!

To see the case study of this project please click on this link https://www.wallerservices.com/casestudies/school-courtyard-improvements/

Rees

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last six years, Waller Building has worked in over 150 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Telephone – 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

As well as twitter, why not visit our facebook page too?

Please also look at our website www.wallerservices.com

 

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First Larger Project

We have recently received confirmation from a school in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, to go ahead with the works to their existing quad. They have asked us to create a BBQ area in the quad which will have to be completely stripped out. This is my first larger project where I will be assisting Paul. Paul and I will visit site and make sure that all of the works are completed well and on time. We must work together on this project, keeping each other up to date with everything so that nothing gets overlooked.

It will be vital that we work together and communicate between each other and the workers on site. Materials will need to be ordered and deliveries will have to be arranged so that there is nothing that can hold us up. We have visited the site and inspected the area so that we know what we are dealing with. The area is extremely overgrown and will need to be stripped completely before any works can begin.

I am really looking forward to getting my teeth into this project and working with Paul and I think I will learn a lot from someone so experienced.

Look out for my next blog which will be coming soon!

Rees

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Building has worked in over 160 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

Why not visit our facebook page too?

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