Covid-19 – Latest External Statement – Move to Virtual Working
We continue to monitor closely Government guidance in relation to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. In light of announcements on 22 September, Energy & Utility Skills will continue to adopt a home-working approach. Consequently, the Energy & Utility Skills office in Solihull remains closed to all staff and visitors and all employees are home working.
However, we want to provide reassurance that all our services to the UK utility sector continue, including the important schemes and registrations through EUSR. We recognise the importance of this given that the essential work of our members and customers, including training programmes, continues. We are looking closely at those activities that we conduct but are unable to do from home, including Quality Assurance audits and some End Point Assessment activities. We are reviewing the risks in undertaking these and will coordinate activity to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
We continue to monitor and review this fast-moving situation but do not intend to re-open our office facility this year. Planned meetings and events will continue to be conducted virtually in line with our current approach. Our phone lines remain open, so please do continue to get in touch on 0121 745 1310.
Phil Beach, Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills, advised
“I want to reassure the sector that, despite extending our home-working arrangements in response to recent Government announcements, we remain fully open for business. We are committed to ensuring that all our vital services to the UK utility sector are continued, including the important schemes and registrations through EUSR.
We are doing all that we can to maintain the high standard of service that our members and customers expect. The whole team at Energy & Utility Skills pass our sincere best wishes to everyone involved in the sector, as we all collaborate more closely than ever to come through this event in the most sustainable and healthy way possible.”