COVID-19 ‘On-site’ 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. I will regularly review and update this policy to keep myself and my clients safe.

 

• I am not being rude, but I will not shake hands.

• I am currently asking that the no-one no-one comes into the kitchen whilst I am working and if access is absolutely necessary, then a mask must be worn at all times. (dated November 2020)

• I will respect 2m Social Distancing at all times.

• If necessary, I will remove myself from the working area, if you (or anyone from your household) absolutely needs to be in, or walk through, the working area – if the 2m social distancing rule cannot be met.

• I will wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) whenever possible (gloves and mask). These items will be changed during the day, as necessary. Used items of PPE will be removed from your home and disposed of safely and appropriately.

• I will keep the work area/room well ventilated – opening windows and as necessary.

• I will provide my own refreshment so as to minimise any contact.

• Where possible I will remove items such as doors and drawer fronts and work on them in my workshop. This minimises the length of time at your property and maximises our ability to ‘work from home’.

• I will notify you if I have Covid-19 or develop Covid-19 symptoms.

• You will please notify me immediately if any member of your household has any Covid-19 symptoms or test positive (please feel free to telephone outside of office hours with this information) or if any member of your household have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms or a Covid-19 positive test .

• Appointments with potential or current clients can be made via Video Conferencing Software (WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype, Cisco) where possible, to minimise contact time.

• Payment to be made by direct bank transfer.

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I will regularly review and update this policy in order to keep myself and my clients safe as much as possible. Any work I undertake will be assessed for the risks involved, on a case by case basis, and may be scheduled accordingly.
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Traditional Painter’s Health and Safety position during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic 

 

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. Work is however at the discretion of each Traditional Painter member.

We don’t think there’s nearly enough detail in there so to keep our clients and our members safe, Traditional Painter members adhere to the extensive Covid-19 protocol above.
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.
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