How are we delivering our Big Charity Giveback drop off’s safely with Amazon?

During these unprecedented times, we started our Big Charity Giveback scheme where we treat/donate to a local charity and show our attendees and website users how they can support them too. So far we have supported charities like St Leonard’s Hospice, York Kitchen for Everyone and Dogs Trust, with more charities being announced every week.

We want to protect not only our amazing team of volunteers, but the workers of these charities that are continuing their amazing work during this pandemic.

All of our drop off’s are delivered by the amazing Amazon delivery couriers, and here is how Amazon are protecting them, and the charities receiving these parcels.

Amazon have increased the frequency and intensity of cleaning at all sites, including regular sanitisation of door handles, handrails, touch screens, scanners, and other frequently touched areas. They’re also requiring employees and delivery service teams to clean and disinfect their work stations. They’ve also adjusted their practices so that their fulfilment centre employees can maintain a safer difference from co-workers.

Amazon have provided a detailed list of procedures for their delivery team that are focused on their health and safety, and that of the people receiving these parcels.

At the start and end of routes, delivery team members must use disinfectant wipes to clean all frequently touched surfaces in their vehicles and other work equipment, including things like keys, steering wheel, buttons, and delivery devices.

They’ve also instructed them to refrain from shaking hands or having any other physical contact with people receiving parcels, and maintain a safe distance from people receiving parcels at all times.

The delivery team must wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. They should use a tissue to cover a cough or sneeze, throw the tissue in the trash, then wash their hands. Work uniforms (including work gloves) must be washed daily.

Amazon has also urged all delivery team members to stay at home if they feel sick or have a fever. They must be fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to work.

You can read all about how Amazon is prioritising health and safety while fulfilling orders here.

Finally, the team at York Pi Jam, would like to say a huge thank you to all key workers (like Amazon staff).

Stay safe.

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