Traditional Painter Covid-19 working policy
We are a responsible and respectable Company and follow official guidance, advice and best practice. The Traditional Painter Covid-19 working policy covers the following workplace adjustments to be taken alongside good normal hygiene practices. We will regularly review and update this policy in order to help keep members and their clients safe.
Respecting 2m social distancing
Appointments with potential clients will be via Video Conferencing Software (WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype, Cisco), where possible, to minimise contact time.
We are not being rude, but we will not shake hands.
We will remove ourselves from the working area, if you or anyone from your household needs to be in, or walk through the working area, and the 2m social distancing rule cannot be met.
We will provide our own refreshment in order to minimise any contact.
Where possible, payments should be made by direct transfer.
We will wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). These items will be changed during the day as necessary. We will remove used items of PPE from your home and dispose of them appropriately.
We will keep work area/room well ventilated – opening windows as necessary.
Where possible we will remove items such as doors and drawer fronts and work on them in our workshop. This minimises the length of time at your property and maximises our ability to “work from home”.
In the event of illness
We will notify you if any member of our company has Covid-19 or develops Covid-19 symptoms.
You must notify us if you have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms.
To keep our clients and our members safe, Traditional Painter members will follow the Traditional Painter Covid-19 working policy above and make any adjustments as they see fit.
Until the Government has issued nationwide and reliable testing for COVID-19, and until we understand how immunity to the infection works, it is at the discretion of Traditional Painter members to decide if it is safe to work.
Traditional Painter’s Health and Safety position during ongoing COVID-19 crisis
We are not medical professionals but we have consulted with front line nurses, fast response paramedics and various trusted contacts in the NHS. We are tracking the progress of containment and quarantine and Covid-19 developments around the world.
At this time, it appears that little has changed prior to lockdown, except:
- we all know Covid-19 is here
- it is a pernicious virus
- its spread was slowed down by quarantine.
The UK Government’s guidelines currently allow for kitchen painters in England to travel to work as long as they abide by social distancing rules, wash their hands and wear appropriate PPE. The same is currently applicable in Wales. We didn’t think there was nearly enough detail in that guidance, hence the above Traditional Painter Covid-19 working policy.
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