Around the country, thousands of installers are getting ready to go back to work after the strictest coronavirus lockdown measures were finally lifted. But many are understandably nervous about entering people’s homes. Window Ware, sole distributors of installation tool brand Xpert, gives an update on the latest guidance.
After two challenging but very necessary months of lockdown, we’re now taking the first steps towards normality.
The government is actively encouraging people who can’t work from home – which includes thousands of window and door installers – to return.
It’s obviously a very welcome announcement for the thousands of businesses in our industry that have had to effectively shut up shop entirely over the last few weeks. But for some, it’s inevitably going to be a source of worry, too.
When your job involves entering people’s homes on a daily basis, how can you work while keeping yourselves, your families, and your customers safe?
At Window Ware, we’ve taken a look at all of the information out there, and there’s two guides that have been produced by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) that are well worth reading. These guides can be accessed via their website at www.ggf.org.uk – even if you are not a member.
This will come as great news to the thousands of installers out there as these guides have been specifically written for them.
The first guide, aimed at companies, is a 9-page document which gives clear, concise information on the steps needed to allow you to work safely in someone’s home.
They’ve also produced a guide for the homeowner too – which companies can share to reassure customers that the correct guidance is being followed.
The right tools for the job
As trade counters and stockists across the country begin to re-open, getting hold of the right tools for the job is becoming easier, and as the chosen brand for many installers, Xpert Tools are stocked in over 300 trade counters nationwide.
Now in its 10th year, the range has grown to cover all aspects of fenestration – from manufacture, right the way through to installation.
The range includes air tools, hand and glazing tools, machinery spares and consumables such as glass cleaner and paper towels.
So, if you want to stock up on kit and get all the essentials you need, we’ve got the right tools for the job.
Here to help
At Window Ware, while continuing to offer our extensive range of Xpert tools and consumables to stockists across the country, we also have a small stock of PPE, which we’re making available to customers who are struggling to get hold of it. With a range of masks, gloves, visors, and hand sanitiser in a variety of sizes, we can help get you back to work.
If you’d feel safer wearing PPE – perhaps if you’re working for someone who’s vulnerable, for example – get in touch, and we’ll do our best to help.
For more information call Window Ware on 01234 242724 or visit www.windowware.co.uk