5th June 2020

Following the re-opening of all our facilities we wanted to make you all aware that we have complied with all the governments ‘Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020’ including the Five Steps to Safer Working Together which include the following;

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here

  • We have cleaning, handwashing, and hygiene procedures in line with guidance

  • We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home

  • We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace

  • Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk

Copies of our COVID-19 risk assessments for all facilities and our guide to working from home can be accessed here

1st May 2020

We are pleased to announce that our column manufacturing facility in Coleford, Gloucestershire will be reopening next week and that all factories will now be operational from 4th May as planned. As always, all government guidelines are being followed to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and the wider community. 

8th April 2020

Following on from our update on 31st March we wanted to keep you informed as to our position in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
You will be aware of the significant challenges and restrictions COVID-19 has placed upon individuals and businesses worldwide, as a result our column manufacturing facility in Coleford, Gloucestershire will temporarily close for a three-week period and will be reopening on 4th May.
In light however, of some parts of CU Phosco Lighting being designated as essential business through our work for the MOD, Ports Authorities and Highways England and to ensure that we can continue to operate as smoothly as possible to deliver all essential projects our Contracts Division will be fully operational. Our High Mast factory in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire will also be functioning as normal and our Luminaire facility in Ware, Hertfordshire will be continuing to manufacture however temporarily it will have a reduced capacity, in order to support these essential works.

31st March 2020

Further to our statement on the 24th March we wanted to give keep you up to date as to the current situation regarding the impact of Coronavirus to our business.
Our three manufacturing facilities have all been reconfigured to comply with government guidelines. We are doing all we can to keep running as smoothly as possible however supply chain for components parts is becoming more difficult with many international borders closing which could potentially impact future deliveries. We will communicate regularly with you to keep you informed of any changes in our capability and will be in contact with any customers whose orders may potentially be affected.
Due to our work in the defence, transport and utilities sectors some parts of CU Phosco Lighting have been classified as essential business and some staff have been assigned key worker status to enable us to continue to carry out work to the best of our ability in the current situation.

24th March 2020

Following the latest guidance from the Government on the 23rd March 2020 with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures we wanted to give you a further update as to the plans CU Phosco Lighting has in place to mitigate any impact on our staff and customers and the service that we provide to you.
CU Phosco Lighting is following all official advice to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and the wider community. We have implemented the following measures to help reduce the potential spread of the disease within our offices and factories and amongst our staff.

  • All staff that are able to work from home are now working remotely backed up by appropriate technology, so they remain contactable as usual. 

  • Those now working from home and self-isolating have been issued with advice on how to protect their mental health and wellbeing during this time. 

  • All non-essential travel is cancelled with immediate effect. 

  • All staff working at our manufacturing facilities to maintain a 2m distance always and workstations have been adjusted to ensure this. 

  • Additional personal hygiene regimes as advised by both the NHS and the Government and additional cleaning measures on all our premises. 

  • Only essential, pre-arranged visits to all our sites will be accepted and additional hygiene measures are in place for all visitors including deliveries. 

We are doing all that we can to keep our operations running normally and currently all our manufacturing facilities are running at full capacity and we will communicate regularly with you to keep you informed of any changes in our service delivery.
We want to thank you for your patience during this very challenging situation and please take care.
Nicola Marques Butler | Marketing DirectorCU Phosco Lighting