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Stay safe when working in Lockdown

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14th January 2021

Following recent announcements from the government and the lockdown restrictions in place in England, there might have been concerns around what this means for tradespeople working inside customers’ homes.

Reassuringly, the government confirmed it’s possible for tradespeople to continue to enter customers’ homes and gardens to carry out work. So, projects such as repairs, maintenance and other home improvements can continue to go ahead as planned, ensuring projects can be finished and homeowners are not left with uncompleted work.

The safety and security of both the tradesperson and homeowner is extremely important. To ensure the best protection and safest environment during this time, it’s essential to follow guidelines so that work in homes is completed safely and legally. Here is some of the guidance advice you should be aware of:

1.As a tradesperson, it’s important before entering a home to discuss with the homeowner the safety measures which should be taken, and that social distancing will need to be maintained.

2.Tradespeople should consider completing a COVID risk assessment, which can be shared with staff as required.

3.Tradespeople should identify the busier areas in the home they’re working in and avoid using these areas where possible.

4.Contact with customers should be kept to a minimum, so breaks should be taken outside where possible, tradespeople should bring their own food and drinks and pens and tools should not be shared.

5.Take extra care when working in a household with people who might be higher risk. Take precautions to avoid contact with them.

6.It’s important throughout this period of uncertainty, all tradespeople and customers are kept up to date with any changes and how safety measures are being used.

At Eurocell we’ve adapted to ensure government restrictions are adhered to, and also to make visiting a Eurocell branch simple and safe for customers. The introduction of the virtual queuing system helps to keep close interactions to a minimum, regulate the number of customers in the branch at one time and reduce any inconvenience to Eurocell’s customers.

As some restrictions do vary across the UK, it’s important to check what the rules are for working in other people’s homes where you are.

To find out more and find your nearest Eurocell branch please visit our branch finder