If the Coronavirus pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that the health and wellbeing of our customers and technicians is the most important thing.
We know our customers are keen to get their UPVC and aluminium windows and doors spray painted, so our approach to COVID-19 is a cautious one.
Here are the precautions we are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work:
As a result of COVID-19, it is now company policy for our technicians to wear disposable rubber gloves. We wear rubber gloves before conducting work and replace them every hour to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
All our paint technicians have bottles of alcohol hand sanitizing gel in their vehicle, which they must use before leaving to meet and greet a customer.
In addition, we ask our technicians to keep a small bottle of hand sanitizing gel on their person at all times. This is so they can sanitize their hands when they are out and about, such as when they are picking up materials.
We wear N95 face masks during the normal course of business and 3M painter respirator masks rated to R95 when we are on the job.
N95 face masks offer far greater protection than surgical masks and can filter out large and small particles. R95 face masks are painter masks designed for the painting industry. The 3M filters we use are approved for COVID use.
It is company policy to follow the Government’s guidelines for social distancing.
The current guidelines ask us to try to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from people we don’t live with. This is the guidance we follow.
When we have to come into your home to provide a quote or carry out work, we will ask you to stay a respectable distance from us. We will be wearing an R95 face mask and gloves, but the distance is the best form of defence.
Testing and self-isolation
The nature of COVID-19 means personal hygiene is more important than ever.
We ask our technicians to shower every night and wash their hands using hot soapy water as frequently as possible.
If any of our technicians begin to feel unwell at any time, we ask them to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to work. A positive test will lead to self-isolation for a minimum of 2 weeks, in line with Government guidelines.