Friday March 6th 2020

Following identification of Coronavirus in Ireland last week, the team at Peter O’Brien and Sons Landscaping LTD have introduced a number of measures to help protect staff and the wider community. “It’s difficult to get a clear picture of how this will unfold in Ireland,” commented, Barry Lupton, who has been put in charge of directing the company’s response to the disease. “We are taking the approach of looking to other countries and following best practice. We are seeking out ways to keep people, safe, working and informed.” 

The new measures include new hygiene practices, the provision of PPE and the segregation of crews. “We are also seeking ways to better share information with our sector colleagues. The wider horticulture and landscaping sectors are a close-knit community. We are making anything we develop freely available for others to use.” 

The O’Brien’s team are monitoring the situation closely and intend to be proactive in how they respond; “We are a family business first and that is how we operate,” commented Company Director, Peter O’Toole. “We are committed to keeping everyone safe and honouring our obligations. This situation comes at the end of the traditional planting season and as such may create challenges for us as we rush to complete large planting schemes before the growing season commences. We are confident that the measures we have in place and the dedicated team coordinating our response will help us navigate this temporary situation.

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