Lakes is reissuing its two free ‘Safe Working in the Home’ guides – one for bathroom installers and one for homeowners – to support installers to continue to operate safely, and to allow homeowners to feel comfortable inviting installers into their homes.
Lakes first produced the guides last year, and has decided to reissue them as Public Health England’s advice is to continue wearing masks in close contact settings, and the preference expressed by installers and engineers is also to continue wearing masks. Lakes has also reissued the guides to try to mitigate the recent rise in the NHS COVID app ‘pinging’ close contacts leading to cancelled or postponed projects.
Endorsed by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA), the two guides contain all the latest Government and industry advice in two concise and easy to read leaflets, available as hard copies or downloadable PDFs.
“A recent report from the British Institute of KBB Installation reports 47% of KBB installers surveyed had had to cancel jobs either due to customers or installers being ‘pinged’ by the NHS COVID app”, says Mick Evans, Lakes' operations director. “With the industry just getting back on its feet and seeing business picking up, we need to remember to do all we can to minimise the risks – even if you’ve been double jabbed.”