Drainage contractor ramps up capacity for renewed demand

Leeds-based drainage contractor, Jet Aire Services, is gradually ramping up towards full capacity to meet demand for essential services whilst supporting the construction industry as it remobilises.

The company’s site activities during the Coronavirus crisis have been restricted to essential works, with key worker engineers carrying out reactive cleansing, remedial and relining works to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewage networks in full operation.

But its services are now being expanded as clients in construction and civil engineering return to sites to resume projects which were put on hold at the start of the lockdown.

Operations manager, Robert Woods, said: “Our service capacity is being expanded incrementally in line with renewed demand in construction, but it is vital that we maintain strict standard operating procedures, adhering to all safety measures including social distancing.

“As a matter of course, our site teams wear suitable protective clothing and equipment and the nature of their work requires a clear understanding of infection and contamination control.

“We are working closely with construction clients to ensure that site activities follow Government guidelines, helping to prevent the spread of the virus on sites and in supply chains.”

Jet Aire managing director, Darren Pavan, said: “When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, Jet Aire set up teams of office and remote workers to ensure all of our business functions remain intact whilst minimising the risk of contracting or spreading the virus.

“Our Leeds and Middlesbrough depots began operating solely as a hub for our operational team and a base for our fleet. Office functions continue to be carried out off-site with remote staffing.

“As key workers, our drainage engineers have continued to work on sites throughout the crisis, providing front-line services to prevent pollution and keep utilities functioning for the UK’s industries.

“Their skill, diligence and dedication have been outstanding during this incredibly challenging period.”

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