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Temporary barriers: A tool in COVID management

26 November 2020

TEMPORARY BARRIERS are helping companies ensure social distancing is maintained as part of a COVID prevention strategy, according to safety company, McCue.

Companies are becoming increasingly adept at handling the crisis from a business perspective. Workspaces are safer environments, flexible working and video conferencing have become normal and social distancing for work colleagues and visitors is part-and-parcel of everyday working life.

Temporary barriers are easily assembled, portable, lightweight products that have become a part of many modern safety-conscious workplaces, used by facility managers and health and safety experts to quickly, tidily and effectively enforce walkways, segregation and distancing wherever it is needed.

Such has been the demand for temporary barriers, that McCue, which acquired temporary barrier supplier, Banner Stakes, in 2020, believes the products should be recognised as an essential part of any business’s health and safety armoury – and not just through the pandemic.

UK sales manager, Neil Cox, says: “The upheaval I’ve seen in facilities since March has been astonishing. Factories that have had a settled layout for years had to totally rethink, even facilities that were run well had to change and adapt. Our temporary barriers have so often been the new product on the shop floor – the first line of defence in the new battle against the virus in the workplace.”

The adaptability of McCue’s temporary barriers means they can be used for all sorts of situations – whether virus-related or not, such as:

  • Organising queues in-store or outside to manage social distancing requirements and reduce waiting times
  • Positional indicators that remind customers of distancing guidelines
  • Customisable webbing that provides messaging for any situation
  • Helping to promote fair, well-managed queues to keep customers happy
  • Easy-to-store cart that makes it easy to transport barriers to and from their intended location
  • Additional signage options

Cox adds: “The inherent flexibility and simple practicality of the barriers are proving vital for companies at the moment – but the products aren’t just ‘here today gone tomorrow’, They’re a vital part of any smart facility’s health and safety armoury – something that will last and be re-used time and again and, ultimately, something that makes companies more efficient and productive.”

To discuss or order McCue’s new range of temporary barriers before the Christmas period, please contact the company on: 01908 365511 or, for further information, visit: www.mccue.com/uk