Craftsman Collision has introduced a new health and safety policy to further protect employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which the company operates. The vaccination policy applies to all employees of the Craftsman Group, which includes Craftsman Collision, Distinctive Auto Works, MB Autoworks, Craftsman Auto Glass, Wedge Clamp Systems, and Craftsman Ventures, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees are to report their vaccination status before November 30, 2021. In addition, the MSO collision centre is making full vaccination a condition of employment for any individual hired by the company.
In a press release the company stated that it is a top priority to ensure that employee health, safety and welfare at work are protected, promoting a positive work environment. The company’s strategic pillar of safety was further enhanced by the hiring of a health, safety and environment manager in August 2019 to ensure day-to-day operations at 42 locations are compliant with all provincial regulatory bodies.
The decision to require all employees of the Craftsman Group to be fully vaccinated, which includes subsequent dose and/or booster shot(s) by an approved Health Canada vaccination authority, is another initiative to ensure the safety and well-being of all employees and customers. Craftsman said it will comply with its duty to accommodate those employees who cannot be vaccinated for valid reasons under the applicable human rights law and/or medical condition(s).
“Recently, we have seen many of our shops cross the threshold of 100% vaccination rate. I thank all of the employees that have stepped up to get the vaccinations that protect all of us,” said Rick Hatswell, President, Craftsman Collision. “This pandemic is greater than each individual person so please do your part to keep us all safe and let’s get back to life without this pandemic.”
The Company also stated its commitment to the implementation of new safety measures as they become available, as well as an ongoing review of current policies in order to provide a safe and healthy work environment in response to the unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19.
Bill Hatswell, owner and CEO of the Craftsman Group, said, “These measures are to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, and to keep the Canadian economy moving. We highly encourage others in our industry to follow Craftsman’s lead and implement a vaccination policy to create a healthy and viable industry.”