COVID – 19 Working Policy
We are a responsible and respectable Company and follow official guidance, advice and best practice. The following workplace adjustments will be taken, alongside good normal hygiene practices. We will regularly review and update this policy in order to keep employees and 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.
If necessary, 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 – if the 2m social distancing rule cannot be met.
We will provide our own refreshment so as to minimise any contact. Payment, where possible, to be made by direct transfer.
We will wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). These items will be changed during the day, as necessary. Used items of PPE will be removed from your home and disposed of 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.
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 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 and its spread was slowed down by quarantine.
The UK Government’s guidelines currently allow for kitchen painters to travel to work as long as they abide by social distancing rules, wash their hands and wear appropriate PPE. We don’t think there’s nearly enough detail in there.
To keep our clients and our members safe, Traditional Painter members adhere to the extensive Covid-19 protocol above.
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.