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Portable Offices continues to respond to Covid challenges

posted: 24th Feb 2021

The pandemic has turned the world upside down and companies have to adapt to the changes in order to survive. For portable buildings providers, there has been an urgent need to respond to the increasing demand for portable units from the NHS for testing stations, additional consulting rooms, laboratories and also from those businesses where social distancing measures have demanded additional work spaces.

Portable Offices’ depots around the UK have been busy supporting the NHS and the emergency services in their battle to contain the Covid-19 pandemic with the provision of units for virus testing and sleeper units for shift workers.

Now, this has been extended to the provision of units for pop-up vaccination centres around the UK.

With increasing emphasis on the need for coronavirus testing, all the stops are being pulled out to establish centres for these to be conducted. Portable Offices has recently provided Lister Hospital with a six bay complex and an additional three Units for Covid-19 testing.

They have also provided sleeper units to filling stations that remain open 24/7 to fuel ambulances, fire engines and police vehicles. The units comprise bedrooms and bathroom facilities for shift workers covering the station.

Managing Director, Adrian Witty, said: “We are proud to be supporting the emergency services in a time of great need. The testing stations are still believed to be at the cornerstone of the containment battle and we have units in a ‘ready state’.”

“Units for NHS related contracts will be given priority. We have provided portable units to surgeries and even one doctor who established a home-working office on his driveway. The implications of the virus are spreading in a myriad of ways and we are there to help those who need to expand outside their usual working environments.”

As companies emerged from the various lockdowns, Portable Offices was called upon to provide additional work spaces, washrooms and canteen facilities for companies keen to ensure they could bring employees back into the office with safe working conditions and with adequate social distancing measures in place.

Adrian said: “Portable Offices provides flexible, quality, value for money modular buildings to suit all types of business needs. We aim to provide excellence in both product and service and to establish long-lasting relationships with customers. We have been the first port of call for many businesses throughout this difficult time and it has been rewarding to enable the NHS and commerce to continue to operate effectively despite the prevailing conditions.”