DPD Food Deliveries, NHS Deliveries and working practice changes

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DPD have put a raft of social distancing measures in place as they are also gearing up to undertake DPD food deliveries in partnership with Morrisons and NHS deliveries for health services.

DPD shop services suspended

To comply with governments advice to stay home DPD are temporarily not operating their drop off at shop service when sending a parcel. However you can continue to send parcels from your home by using their contactless collection services.

DPD have also suspended their DPD Pickup service where consumer could collect parcels from stores.

DPD are also expecting food and NHS deliveries to increase rapidly in the coming weeks, following a new tie up with supermarket giant Morrisons and additional deliveries to hospitals and other health sector locations.

DPD Food Deliveries

DPD is now delivering Morrisons food boxes in addition to handling an increase in deliveries for existing food and recipe box shippers.

Total food deliveries have topped 200,000 a week and DPD is planning for that number to rise significantly.

Morrisons has created a Meat Eaters Food Box and a Vegetarian Food Box. Both cost £35 and contain a range of chilled, fresh and tinned food stuffs, designed to help feed a couple for up to a week. DPD will deliver the boxes the next day, for orders placed before 3pm.

DPD NHS Deliveries

DPD is also now making thousands of additional deliveries for the NHS including hospitals, GP surgeries, out of hours centres, pharmacies, adult care homes and hospices. DPD has recently delivered 10.3 million masks, 6.7 million gloves and 5.2 million aprons for the NHS.

Protecting DPD workforce

Protecting DPD’s workforce and customers remains their number one priority. As part of its response to Covid-19, the firm has introduced full social distancing measures throughout its operation which includes everyone staying two metres apart during briefings and for all processes such as loading and unloading vehicles. Driver start times have also been staggered to ensure there are far fewer drivers in the depot at any time and extra cleaning measures have been introduced at all depots and parcel hubs. Meanwhile, on the doorstep, all deliveries are contactless, with the driver maintaining a distance of at least two metres at all times.

DPD have meticulously followed social distancing protocols throughout the operation with widespread changes to processes, a complete remodelling of the depot buildings and analysis of the movement of people. The firm has also repurposed resources in each depot to continuously monitor and improve the steps being taken. For example, new entrance and exit points have been created to remove potential bottle necks and DPD has introduced the concept of chevrons, similar to those used on parts of the motorway network, to help keep people two metres apart on walkways.

“At a time when many people are still struggling to safely get hold of fresh produce and essential supplies, we have partnered with Morrisons to provide next-day delivery for their food boxes, with our full one-hour delivery slot service. It is hugely reassuring for people to see that they can order these goods easily and know exactly when they will be arriving.
I’m delighted to see the Government confirm the essential status of our industry at this difficult time. It is recognition of the role we are all playing in keeping supplies moving, while keeping our customers and our people safe.
Our depot and hub teams have been fantastic. They are doing an incredible job and the feedback the drivers are receiving from their customers has been amazing. They are doing an essential job and it is hugely appreciated.”

– Dwain McDonald,CEO, DPD

One Response

  1. Not seen one letter anywhere within hub 1,to say that the workforce is doing a good job
    Social distancing measures ,what a joke!!!!!,when your own supervisors and managers are NOT doing it in hub 1-What type of example are they setting .
    DPD,as usual to the outside,try to make it look as they are following all the rules
    In reality,treat there warehouse staff like shit
    Where’s Dwain McDonald,Justin Pegg-sitting at home,not even coming round the hubs to say -we’ll done ,keep it up
    Finally,face masks-see look good -we’re delivering face masks??
    At our work place hub 1-first have not enough face masks-issue
    Firstly they said you can only have 1 mask every 5days
    Then they changed the policy to 1 mask every two days
    Do the so called health and safety management team of DPD not know the masks they issue are basically ones that are only for 1 day-JOKE
    Before Covid-19, health and safety around hub 1 everyday.Since the outbreak not seen them once in Hub 1 once,on nights-there a even bigger joke
    Social distancing in Hub 1-Joke, Joke
    So Dwain McDonald and Justin Pegg,you just sit at home while we keep on delivering barbecues,these are essential!!!!!!


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