The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted industry, business and life in general across the world. The uncertainty of the new normal has significantly tested the ability of food and beverage manufacturers to effectively deliver projects and maintain the standard required to pass audits.

While some of the capital projects and maintenance works could be adapted quickly and efficiently, with managers pivoting to remote working, others have had substantial delays or cancellations. With constantly changing rules and regulations, site and maintenance managers are finding it difficult to keep a handle on all the planned works and projects. 

However, it’s also important to complete these works in a challenging environment of never-ending audits that need to be successfully passed for the future of the business.

Some managers have been successful in dealing with the challenges brought upon by the COVID-19 situation:

  • Managers that are in frequent communication with their partners, discussing different methods of completing the projects satisfactorily; 
  • Managers that partner with flexible contractors – particularly those with multiple teams around the states, to avoid being restricted onsite due to their location;
  • Managers that liaise with businesses that are COVID Safe, and have a plan of action in place for dealing with the health and safety aspects of the virus, as well as its financial implications.

The ambiguous nature of the current environment along with the need to conserve cash has forced organisations to put off ongoing maintenance works and projects. However, there are areas where, now more than ever, critical investment will be needed to help ensure the business can remain competitive in the new reality.

Call today on 1800 033 444 to connect with a reliable flooring partner. Allied Finishes has teams spread across NSW and QLD, ready to assist with your projects and maintenance works.