The UK’s largest supplier of temporary and permanent catering infrastructure is rising to the challenge of assisting under-pressure hospital kitchens after supplying a string of refrigeration equipment to NHS sites over the past two weeks.
PKL, which is owned by rental specialist Lowe, has provided a range of refrigeration on a hire basis to help NHS kitchens deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
With extra pressure on NHS catering operations at this time, PKL and Lowe are helping this effort by supplying temporary kitchens, cold rooms and dry storage to numerous sites.
These should allow caterers to hold more supplies so any delivery problems caused by the virus are minimised.
They have also been supplying hand sanitation and washing infrastructure to multiple sites.
PKL director Chris Irving said: “This is an unprecedented time and we’ll do everything we can to help the NHS cope with this ongoing pandemic with our temporary catering and hand sanitising infrastructure.
“Our team is rising very well to the many challenges that this virus presents. We have drastically changed how we work, and are pleased that our capacity and response times haven’t been affected.”
PKL and Lowe Rental have both changed their operating procedures to ensure the safety of its employees and customers, with the majority of office staff working from home and those still based in warehouses and workshops observing strict social distancing and sanitising protocols.
With hundreds of temporary kitchens and 10,000 items of catering equipment available to hire, Cheltenham-based PKL supports clients during refurbishments, emergencies and events.