COVID-19: We Continue to Keep Our Communities Moving

 

Flagger Force takes the health and safety of our communities very seriously. With increasing reports of the COVID-19 virus throughout our service area, our company will continue to remain fully operational in order to perform our essential public safety services for our clients and communities, as we would in any emergency. Our focus is on providing our services and continuing to sustain our clients in supporting integral infrastructure.

Additionally, we have taken the following steps to ensure there is no disruption to our service, while taking appropriate measures to keep ourselves, our clients, and community safe:

  • Communication: We have been in constant communication with our employees regarding the COVID-19 virus response through our internal communications technology and supervision structures providing them with up-to-date information and best practices during this time.
  • Flagger Force COVID-19 Task Force: A cross functional team dedicated to managing our response to the pandemic for our employees and clients has been working 24/7 to ensure reporting, safety and service levels are maintained through this crisis. 
  • Field Precautions: the below measures have been implemented
    • Limiting physical contact while working and at home by following CDC recommended social distances practices
    • Consistent disinfection of critical work equipment and surfaces (e.g., electronics and vehicle spaces)
    • Washing and disinfecting hands
    • Wearing additional protective gear (PPE) (e.g. masks)
    • Encouraging temperature checks before arriving at the job site
    • Restricting all travel to work site locations

Flagger Force is also implementing our business continuity plans to mitigate impacts to office work environments and ensure we continue to effectively serve our clients. We will remain fully operational with essential personal maintaining critical functions to serve our valued clients. As this situation continues to evolve, we will continue to make every effort to monitor, act, and communicate proactively.

TRAFFIC CONTROL IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC?

You may be asking yourself, why does traffic control matter now? Protecting the traveling public has taken on a new level of importance. As is the situation in most emergencies, people are more distracted than ever. In the case of the coronavirus, folks are dealing with a health and economic crisis that is changing every few hours. And though there may be less traffic on the roads, the anxiety from the crisis does produce more distracted driving. If a utility worker or driver gets hurt because we weren’t there to keep them safe, it means a trip to the hospital, and our healthcare providers are already burdened with supply shortages and managing COVID-19 face-to-face. Reducing patient demand on our health care system is a common goal and one shared by Flagger Force.

Flagger Force trucks lined up outside of a medical building to support COVID-19 communications with the traveling public.

📷: James M., advanced crew leader

Flagger Force truck and message board outside of a medical building to support COVID-19 communications with the traveling public.

📷: James M., advanced crew leader

Now more than ever, our utilities are critical. Traffic control is centered around public safety and protecting those maintaining the security of essential infrastructure. In order to rely on the telecommunications, electricity, clean water, and everything else we’ve grown accustom to, especially during times of uncertainty, traffic control must continue to shield that work from danger on and near the roadway. And we’ll be on the frontlines with our clients ensuring that the “new normal” we are coming to terms with as a community doesn’t impact our means to the very infrastructure, we all depend on.

KEEPING OUR COMMUNITITES MOVING—TOGETHER

The best way to protect yourself is by protecting others—this is the best way we can keep our communities moving during this unusual and uncertain times. While we all work together to get to the other side of this COVID-19 pandemic, be sure to follow these safety tips  when maneuvering working through this virus to avoid contamination:

Keeping our communities moving goes further than traffic control. This COVID-19 crisis not only affects us, but our children too. To help keep them moving, download this coloring page for them and then send back their masterpieces to us. We can’t wait to see how they turn out! Together, we will keep our communities moving—forward. 

Follow along and stay up to date with how we’re keeping our communities moving on our social channels: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. If you’re interested in traffic control, please contact our 24/7 operations services center at 888.312.3524 or at Orders@FlaggerForce.com.

If you’re an employee of Flagger Force, please stay connected on the ITZ app for all updates. Any further questions, please contact your area supervisor.

FAQs

  • Is Flagger Force still fully operational? 
    • Our services are considered by all governmental authorities in our service regions to be life sustaining. As such, we intend to continue to operate our business to support the Life Essential needs related to the safety of our crews and of our utility customers, as well as the general safety of the traveling public that needs to utilize the roadways.
  • How can I place an order?
  • What precautions are Flagger Force employees taking during this time?
    • As a company, we have taken the following steps to ensure there is no disruption to your services, while keeping ourselves and your teams safe from COVID-19:
      • Communication: We have been in constant communication with our employees regarding the virus response through our internal communications app and supervision structures providing them with up-to-date information and best practices during this time.
      • Flagger Force COVID-19 Task Force: A cross functional team dedicated to managing our response to the pandemic for our employees and clients has been working 24/7 to ensure reporting, safety and service levels are maintained through this crisis. 
      • Field Precautions: the below measures have been implemented
        • Limiting physical contact while working and at home by following CDC recommended social distances practices
        • Consistent disinfection of critical work equipment and surfaces (e.g., electronics and vehicle spaces)
        • Washing and disinfecting hands
        • Wearing additional protective gear (PPE) (e.g. masks)
        • Encouraging temperature checks before arriving at the job site
        • Restricting all travel to work site locations
  • Who do I speak to if I need to cancel my order?

 

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COVID-19: We Continue to Keep Our Communities Moving
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Flagger Force takes the health and safety of our communities very seriously. With increasing reports of the COVID-19 virus throughout our service area, our company will continue to remain fully operational in order to perform our essential public safety services for our clients and communities, as we would in any emergency. Our focus is on providing our services and continuing to sustain our clients in supporting integral infrastructure.
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