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Staying safe whilst working in the home

June 11th 2020| 0 Comments

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How can you stay safe while working in the home? Our Xpert Tools brand shares the latest advice.

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. As sole distributors of installation tool brand Xpert, here's our 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 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 installation companies 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 ensure the homeowner knows guidance is being followed whilst the work is being carried out. 

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 over the years to cover all aspects of fenestration – from manufacture, right the way through to the installation. 

The range includes air tools, hand & glazing tools, machinery spares and the latest addition to the range now includes a range of consumables such as glass cleaner and paper towel.

So, whether you want to stock up your tool kit, or get the essentials needed to carry out your work, 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 & 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.