Updated 7 December 2020
To all our clients, fellow project participants, suppliers and other stakeholders.
I wanted to provide you a further brief update to our operations given the recent announcement of reduced restrictions to workplace operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since mid-March the METIER3 office has been operating with very limited employee attendance.
Since Monday 30 November, in line with government direction, the workplace began a partial return to on-site operations.
Our office will operate with a maximum of 10 people on-site on any work day, and in conjunction with a COVID-safe plan which is consistent with the COVID-safe plan developed by our landlord.
The precautions include amended seating arrangements, modified break out spaces, and an ongoing preference to hold meetings via Teams/Zoom or other platforms, or if necessary face to face then the meeting is preferred to take place outside our office.
All attendees at the office will be rquired to record their attendance other obligations may be requested for visitors to the office.
From Monday 11 January 2021, we will increase our on-site workforce to between 15 and 20 employees each day. While we have the capacity to return to a remote workforce at any time, it is our intention to have our staff based in one location as much as possible.
Where a site inspection is required, we will discuss arrangements but will only participate on site if we are satisfied that the approach proposed is appropriate in the circumstances and safe for all involved, and complies with the current restrictions for on-site attendance.
We look forward to assisting all our clients as they consider how their projects can progress in a "COVID-normal" environment.
Best wishes for a safe festive season, and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Embarking on the implementation of (or adherence to) a Quality Management System (QMS) is a significant investment for any organisation. By its very nature, a QMS that complies with the requirements of an International Standard (ISO9001:2015) requires all employees of that organisation to adhere to certain policies, processes and structures.
METIER3 has long held an ISO certification for our QMS. We believe it adds value to our work product by requiring a set of outcomes to be adhered to and/or achieved which should reduce errors, promote consistency of quality, and enable continual improvement. All attributes that our clients should look for in their architectural consultant!
Congratulations to Quality Manager Jeff C who successfully navigated our recent tri-annual re-certification audit, which for the first time encompassed the introduction of ClickUp process management software as an integral part of our QMS.