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Crises Control announces Covid-19 pandemic toolkit to support furloughed staff returning to work

by Jackson B

Crises Control, the mass communication system for crisis response and company announcements, has created a series of pandemic response toolkits to allow its customers across the globe to reach out to employees and stakeholders with critical messages and company announcements as offices reopen and furloughed staff return to work.

Crises Control, which is developed by IT services provider, Transputec, provides customers with a robust communications platform which can also be used to monitor employee health and wellbeing using a survey facility. Data on employee health and wellbeing is then stored in an uneditable format.

Over nine million workers from 1.1 million different employers have been furloughed in the United Kingdom as part of the government’s job retention scheme. With the end of the furlough scheme insight and thousands of remote workers already returning to the office, employee safety from Covid-19 remains a key concern for businesses.

Also impacted heavily by Covid-19, has been trade and supply chains, with more than 57 per cent of businesses which import goods, having been affected by the pandemic. Crises Control enables effected businesses to keep employees and customers informed of issues or disruptions to the supply of products or services.

Crises Control’s quick-start incident pandemic toolkits include pre-prepared incident response messages which can be quickly and efficiently deployed to all employees, suppliers and other stakeholders, should there be a sudden outbreak or localised lockdown, for example. The toolkits also contain recommended protocols to facilitate the return to work.

Shalen Sehgal, Managing Director, Crises Control comments:

“As lockdown measures ease and the government’s furlough scheme slowly draws to a close, a key concern for businesses is how to maintain employee safety as staffers return to office spaces. This starts with ensuring that reliable announcements can be quickly communicated to entire workforces at the push of a button.

“Regardless of the severity of the message, workers, stakeholders and suppliers require access to a platform which facilitates access to information and announcements that they know they can trust. In the age of social media, reliable information can be hard to come by, and with millions of workers coming out of furlough, or expected to return to the office on at least a semi-flexible basis, many will be in the dark about what is expected of them, or what the protocols are for their safe return to work.”