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Further to our previous notice, we are writing to advise you of Salt Separation Services plans for the near future.

For the last few weeks, we have had a skeleton staff dealing with spares orders and critical production in the workshop. Their efforts have been greatly appreciated during this challenging period.

Our priority, as always, is the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, customers, supply chain and the wider community. Having reviewed and assessed our workplace and working practices, we have implemented measures to enable work to continue whilst following HM Government guidance with
respect to Coronavirus.

We are introducing a staged return to work. This week, a small number of people have returned to complete some project work on the shop‐floor and to help prepare the workplace for the following week, where more people will be returning to work. We have introduced a two‐shift pattern of work to limit the number of employees in the workplace at any one time.

There will be an ongoing review of the effectiveness of the measures we have implemented as we gradually introduce further personnel back into the workplace. Many of the office staff will be working from home in accordance with HM Government guidance. Staff who are shielding for the 12 weeks period stipulated by HM Government will remain so.

We kindly ask that you please bear with us whilst we settle into this “new normal” way of working – we are doing all we can to limit the impact on delivery schedules. On behalf of everyone at Salt Separation Services, we hope that you and your families remain safe and well.

Yours sincerely
Daniel Shackleton
Director

Please click here to read about our Covid-19 business continuity planning.

Salt Separation Services have recently enlisted the help of East Lancashire Railway for a storage solution for our largest seawater Reverse Osmosis Plant.

Two of these plants have to be delivered to our customer by the end of April 2015 (and cannot be delivered early). With each plant weighing 16000 kgs and measuring 12.6 meters long, an off-site storage facility was required so that we could manufacture the second plant whilst continuing with other work on our busy shopfloor. 

One of our Field Service Engineer’s, Daniel Calvert, recently made a site visit to the British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station, located at Rothera Point on Adelaide Island.

The purpose of the visit was to carry out service (the first) of the 16m³/d SWRO plant fitted at the base way back in 2002. Whilst he was there he befriended a few of the locals!

The plant has been operating for over 12 years at Rothera Research Station, providing potable water for the base personnel. During the visit the plant was found to be in excellent condition being maintained on a regular basis by the staff. 

On the 1st April (yes April Fools Day!) we took part in a “Brew Stop Bake-off Sale” employees baked individual sized bakes that could be easily consumed whilst drinking a brew.

Donations were made and we raised £122.50. Company Directors, Stephen Grindrod and Daniel Shackleton matched this, so we are handing a cheque of a £245.00 over to Spring Hill Hospice in Rochdale, which provides Specialist Palliative Care for people with life-limiting illness.

The Hospice is an independent charitable organisation and relies on voluntary contributions in order to keep the doors open.

Recently Salt Separation Services has had its biggest baby boom since opening 25 years ago - we’re wondering what’s in our Reverse Oosmosis plant water at the moment!!!

Kim Snell, one of our Technical Secretaries, has recently returned from maternity leave after having her daughter Evalynn. In January, our Test Engineer Jev Sakirovs wife had a baby girl named Aurita. Also in January, David Brandwood, one of the design team, became a father to Emelia.

In March, Leigh Connor, our Sales and Service Manager and his wife had a baby girl Misaki.

Nicola Ramsden, our Sales Co-Ordinator is currently off on maternity leave after introducing baby Thomas into the world.

James Schofield a member of the service department is to become a father this month! And finally Sarah Grindrod became a “mummy” to a Westy puppy named Franklin!