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TIMCON URGES UK WIDE APPROACH TO LOCKDOWN

Following on from TIMCON COVID-19 Protocol (SOP) document, and the UK Government’s move to ease the current 'lockdown', TIMCON has issued a press release announcing its Covid-19 protocol and urging a UK wide approach to easing the lockdown (with proper safeguarding of the work environment and social distancing for employees), with clarification on which sectors can return to work. Even with taking account of regional differences in infections of COVID-19, more joined up thinking, on for example, the construction industry restarting which currently it is doing in England, but not in Scotland would help the supply chain and the timber packaging sector. The latest government Guidance announced on Sunday 10th May does not apply to the rest of the UK, with the Scotland Executive, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive have all issued their own.

On the 12th May that guidance has further been expanded by UK Government and TIMCON and welcomes the 'working safely under covid' which again is only applicable to England. Having such variation within the UK will be unhelpful for many businesses, particularly those which operate nationally.

You can view the different devolved strategies here:

Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland

You can also view the Republic of Ireland roadmap to reopening business and society.


TIMCON COVID-19 PROTOCOL (SOP) FOR THE TIMBER PACKAGING & PALLET INDUSTRY:

These suggested Site Operating Procedures (SOP) guidelines are based on Public Health England (PHE) guidance (other restrictions and advice may apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Please also refer to the recent TIMCON updates which give link information re important and useful updates and articles. This document will be reviewed on a regular basis and reissued as and when required. This guidance is intended to help members introduce consistent measures at sites of all types (new manufacture, reconditioned, repair and pooling) and sizes in line with the Government's recommendations on social distancing and ensure employers and individuals make every effort to comply.

 COVID-19 Protocol (SOP)

TIMCON WEEKLY INDUSTRY COVID-19 UPDATES

TIMCON is be providing an industry round up of COVID 19 developments, using originally sourced material and information gathered from our colleagues at other timber related organisations and bodies to give an overall, related picture.

Our members are key to keeping the supply chain going and ensuring food and medicines are supplied to the public in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

TIMCON is liaising with HM Government and other related bodies and organisations on the situation on the front line of the timber packaging, pallet and forest-based industry. We would like to hear from you on what issues you are currently facing to allow us to feed this back to Government at our weekly online meetings. Contact Stuart Hex at info@timcon.org.

Weekly updates
 Weekly Update - Issue 7
 Weekly Update - Issue 6
 Weekly Update - Issue 5
 Weekly Update - Issue 4
 Weekly Update - Issue 3
 Weekly Update - Issue 2
 Weekly Update - Issue 1
 


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"WOODEN PALLETS AND PACKAGING MOVE THE WORLD!"

RELIABLE: Wood is a solid, reliable and environmentally friendly material

ENERGY EFFICIENT: wooden packaging uses less energy, are reusable, easily repaired, and can be recycled

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: 60 years wooden packaging and pallets have been used for more than 60 years, reflected in the timber packaging industry’s experience and knowledge over those years.

VOLUME: wood is the most popular material for manufacturing pallets - accounting for more than 90% of the total

SAFETY: wooden pallets are proven to be less flammable than plastic pallets

HYGIENIC: wood has low level microrganisms, viruses, toxins and is antibacterial

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