Our aim is to provide critical safety and compliance training in the safest environment possible for all delegates, tutors and members staff.

Shorcontrol Safety is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is implementing measures aimed at ensuring the safety of employees, clients and partners who visit our location.

Facilities and Equipment


The following are control measures we currently have put into place:

  • Additional sanitiser stations have been added to building entry points and throughout the building
  • Additional advice signage has been added common spaces throughout the building
  • Hand washing advice has been added to welfare facilities
  • Ensure adequate provision of antibacterial handwashes and soap is available in all welfare facilities
  • An increase in contracted cleaning services with specific instruction to disinfect all frequently touched surfaces
  • Members of staff are disinfecting frequently touched areas throughout the day
  • Training equipment is to be cleaned and sanitised; prior to it being used, after a delegate uses it, before a different delegate uses the same equipment, and before being stored away

Visitors, Delegates and Tutors


  • All visitors, delegates and tutors are pre-screened for being potential carries of the COVID-19 virus each day prior to being allowed to enter or remain on the premises
  • Communicate implemented measures to all building attendants
  • Inform delegates of good hygiene practices which should be followed while visiting Shorcontrol Safety
  • Delegate breaks are staggered in order to reduce the number of people in common areas at one time
  • Courses will be running with a requirement that all delegates are spaced at least 1.6 meters from one another
  • Promote a reduction in physical contact such as handshaking

Shorcontrol Safety Staff


  • Employees are forbidden from reporting to work if: 
      • They have symptoms of the virus 
      • A member of their household has a suspected case of the virus 
      • They have had prolonged exposure to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19
      • Staff returning from leave will be contacted prior to their return to work to check if they have visited any high-risk areas.  Anyone who has visited a high-risk area will be advised to self-isolate
    • Staff members will be segregated from one another by department while performing their duties at Shorcontrol Safety’s office
    • Staff meetings are reduced and conducted remotely when possible
    • All travel has been restricted except for trips deemed business critical
    • Ensure sick leave policy is flexible and consistent with public health guidance and that employees are reminded of these policies
    • Inform employee that some people may be at higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with compromised immune systems 
    • Ask managers to prepare for possible increased numbers of employee absences due to staff illness or their family members
    • Cross-train team members (if relevant) to perform essential duties so that the business can operate if key staff members are absent

Continuation of Services


  • Staff have been divided into operational teams; teams will rotate on a weekly basis with one team performing business functions while the other team is allowed to self-isolate in their home
  • Equipment Hire and Sales team will share responsibilities with Trench Control’s Equipment Hire and Sales team; this will ensure that both businesses remain operational
  • The Equipment Services teams will remain operational
  • The Equipment Services teams will ensure all serviced equipment is sanitised, as is reasonably practical, prior to being returned to clients
  • All Occupational Hygiene members are able to perform their services independent of each other; allowing for a continuation of Occupational Hygiene services
  • Occupational Hygiene members can produce reports and quotes while working remotely
  • Occupational Hygiene members are able to conduct monitoring when permitted to be on-site by the client

We will continue to follow the World Health Organisation and Republic of Ireland’s Government guidelines relating to COVID-19.

Given the changing nature of the situation, our control measures and policies surrounding COVID-19 may change and be updated on a daily basis.  These changes will be communicated where applicable.