ECL COVID-19 Policy Business Continuity Plan Update

ECL COVID-19 Policy

Updated: 5th November 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is presenting significant challenges to organisations worldwide and we want to assure you that our partners, staff, and very importantly, ECL customers remain our priority consideration during this time.

As a UKAS accredited testing laboratory, No 2499, ECL already maintains comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plans, which have been enhanced over the years.

ECL is actively following the advice and guidance on COVID-19 provided by relevant national and state governments. We have also been working across the company to ensure specific COVID-19 risks have been updated in our business continuity plans.

Our response efforts are a continuous cycle of information sharing and activities with experts to help prevent, contain, and recover from life during and after COVID-19. We are planning for all possible contingencies and taking whatever action is necessary to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, local communities, and business partners.

Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, ECL was and will continue to be a flexible organisation with our staff able to work from home, and at hours to suit their needs. We have enhanced and upgraded our remote working technology, IT systems and cloud-based technologies to allow for the numerous changes to our COVID-19 responsible operations.

Our business continuity plans are robust and, allow us to continue providing our industry-leading level of service with minimal disruption. Our planning and assessment of the situation is under constant review and will be amended as necessary, dependent on how the outbreak develops.

We are extremely proud of our teams still operating across the country, working tirelessly to maintain service, support clients, and continue to deliver projects across all sectors during this very challenging time.

Thankfully due to our team’s unrivaled experience, professionalism, and knowledge, ECL is in a remarkable position to continue to support clients with both immediate and long-term requirements.


Some of the Things We Have Improved

We are extremely proud of all our Air Quality, Occupational Hygiene, and Consultancy teams working tirelessly around the UK and Europe at the moment maintaining service, supporting clients, and continuing to deliver projects across all sectors during this very challenging time.

ECL Covid 19 Health and safety pack       ECL environmental consultancy car vehicle

Every single member of the ECL team has been provided with a full personalised COVID-19 safety kit and additional PPE which include gloves, masks, visors, bodysuits, emergency phone battery chargers, individual lunch bags, personalised drinking bottles, and bespoke team member COVID-19 PPE backpacks.

We have also enhanced and upgraded all of our remote working technology, infrastructure, IT, and cloud systems around the country as well as investing in a new fleet of additional company cars to avoid shared vehicle use and also upgraded working environments.

The safety of our professional and experienced team members and your workforce is always ECL’s number one priority:

  • All staff issued with new hygiene guidance
  • Improved office hygiene regimes and facilities
  • Fully upgraded PPE kit for all staff
  • New upgraded IT-Technologies and cloud-based systems to allow for homeworking
  • Skeleton staff in offices or working from home
  • Mental health support
  • Social distancing
  • All meetings now virtual
  • Own food on-site with no use of canteens
  • Private accommodation used to allow for food prep rather than hotels
  • Ergonomics for home working spaces
  • New fleet vehicles to allow staff to travel individually and safely


How COVID-19 Affects You and Your Monitoring

The Environment Agency has released the following COVID-19 RPS (Regulatory Position Statement) for both Continuous and Periodic Monitoring of Emissions to air which is active until 30 June 2020 and may be extended if required: Environment Agency COVID-19 RPS

The key message from our COVID-19 Policy is that we as a business, now moving into our third decade of operation will remain open and available as usual via email, telephone, and social media and will continue to maintain our site-based operations where possible on a case by case basis with our employees only attending if this can be done in a safe and responsible way.

ECL would like to wish you and your family the very best. Please keep yourself safe and well during the coming weeks.

If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding this COVID-19 Policy, please do contact us via phone at 01443 841760 or email