Coronavirus (COVID-19): update
COVID-19 risk assessment. Under new guidance issued by the Government through the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19. As an employer, the TALL Group of Companies, comprising TALL Security Print, Checkprint and DLRT, has a legal responsibility to protect workers and others from risk to their health and safety. This means that a groupof companies we need to think about the risks they face and do everything reasonably practicable to minimise them, recognising that we cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19.
In accordance with the guidelines TALL has conducted a COVID-19 risk assessment and that can be viewed by following this link: COVID-19 risk assessment . This document is to help employees, contractors and visitors to our sites in the UK understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping as many people as possible 2 metres apart from those they do not live with. TALL understand how important it is to work safely and support our workers’ health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is clear that workers should not be forced into an unsafe workplace and prevention of infection by COVID-19 has been paramount by TALL during the lockdown period.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma said:
This guidance provides a framework to get the UK back to work in a way that is safe for everyone.
These are practical steps to enable employers to identify risks that COVID-19 creates and to take pragmatic measures to mitigate them.
And as we are able to reopen new sectors of the economy, we will continue our collaborative approach working with a wide range of stakeholders, to provide guidance for additional workplaces.Business Secretary Alok Sharma
Incredible Milestone for TALL Security Print
TALL Security Print, part of the TALL Group of Companies, has passed a significant milestone in their extensive operations in Africa. This week saw the company announce that they have now produced more than 2 million personalised certificates for the Kenyan Examination Board (KNEC). As a specialist in secure print solutions for over twenty years, TALL’s work across the African continent is gaining global recognition throughout the industry.
The news has come after recent substantial contracts were confirmed to print graduation certificates for 15 prestigious Nigerian educational institutions. The 2 millionth print for KNEC was reached just two years after the TALL company was accorded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, largely based on its work in developing trade with Africa which TALL views as a key market for its products.
Martin Ruda, Managing Director of the TALL Group, said, “We take pride in our work across Africa and it’s a great achievement for us as a company to have printed over two million secure examination certificates for the Kenyan Examination Board. We’ve really established ourselves in the market as providers of trusted educational print services for African institutions. Students and education providers have faith in our products and know that they can use our secure solutions with confidence. With our efforts being recognised on an international scale, we celebrate being able to offer unrivalled print services in Kenya and throughout the Commonwealth community.”
TALL Security Print is a founding member of the Cheshire Commonwealth Association that promotes trading links with Commonwealth countries. The success in Kenya is being seen as a positive case study for businesses looking to trade within the African Commonwealth community. The secure system offered by TALL Security Print produces documentation at its UK premises for overseas education providers and exam boards looking to order directly with the fraud prevention specialist.
For more information on the work of TALL Security Print, please visit – https://tallgroup.co.uk/about-us/tall-security-print-history/
Outthinking The Lockdown For Students In Africa
Outthinking the lockdown for students in Africa, a pioneering digital learning platform has been introduced by leading security print and solutions specialists the TALL Group, allowing students to continue their studies remotely.
The ‘TCS iON Glass Room’ is now live at Augustine University in Lagos, Nigeria, in spite of the closure of Universities in Nigeria as a result of COVID-19 Pandemic. After months of preparation with strategic technology partner Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the TALL Group has been instrumental in launching the digital solution, which provides the platform to run live lessons, exams and work collection entirely remotely.
Martin Ruda, Managing Director of the TALL Group, said: “We have an extensive academic client list across Africa, and are currently supplying bespoke secure certificate services in various countries. During this pandemic it’s important for exams and project work to continue, so our joint platform with TCS means that we can now also offer the Glass Room, an online classroom. Teachers can deliver live lessons, collect work and also send it back again via the platform. We know that virtual classrooms for educational providers can carry on the learning process and we’re delighted that Augustine University are the first to get on board.”
Three training and implementation sessions with the educational providers take place when a University signs up to the Glass Room software, before their unique portal is launched, allowing real-time learning for students wherever they are and also connecting students with their lecturers. The Glass Room is offered free of charge for 90 days from the day of activation at which point the University can sign up to the ongoing program or walk away.
A spokesperson at Augustine University said: “It’s vital for us to allow our students to continue in their studies and Glass Room gives us the power to make this happen. The safety of our students and staff is paramount, so having the solution to provide remote learning means that we can carry on teaching even during a pandemic. The learning platform also provides a good routine for students and staff and keeps them connected and up to date.”
For more information on the TALL Group and the Glass Room, outthinking the lockdown for students in Africa, please visit https://tallgroup.co.uk/market-sectors/education/