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Frontline fleets: South Yorkshire Police and Fire and Rescue, 'We've been tested to our limits'

This article originally appeared in the May issue of Fleet News available as a digital edition.

Sarah Gilding, head of joint vehicle fleet management at South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, shares how staff have responded to the Covid-19 crisis as she outlines a day in the life of her fleet operation during the April peak. As told to Sarah Tooze.

8.15am: Arrive at office  

I have been coming into the office every day throughout the crisis. We have three workshops – two in Rotherham and one in Chapeltown, near Sheffield, where I am based – and I can’t expect my workshop staff to come in and fix vehicles while I’m at home. It would send completely the wrong message. And I want to make sure the team is okay.