TTA is backing a new initiative which aims to guide and reassure homeowners who are looking to employ tradespeople, such as tilers, in and around their homes post-lockdown. The initiative comprises new guidance which is being issued to homeowners.
The Work Safe, Safe Work Campaign has been developed by TrustMark, the Government-endorsed quality scheme for tradespeople, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It is also supported by The Construction Leadership Council. It is hoped that the Work Safe, Safe Work campaign will give the consumer confidence to have work done in their home, which construction industry leaders believe is pivotal in the country’s economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.
TTA is supporting the campaign with social media and is encouraging tile fixers working in private homes to communicate the key messages to their customers, as part of rebuilding consumer confidence in the sector. Tilers should be adhering to the relevant guidelines on social distancing and PPE and this scheme gives them the opportunity to communicate these messages to their customers.
There is an accompanying video and a downloadable consumer booklet about facilitating safe working in private homes. Tilers are encouraged to pass this on to their customers. The booklet gives practical advice to homeowners about what COVID-safety measures should be discussed and carried out before, during and after work is done in and around their home. It also sets out the need for conversations to be had with the tradesperson and what actions they should expect their tradesperson to deliver. It provides clear and simple information on tasks that should be completed and a list of helpful questions to ask.
Both the video and leaflet can be found at www.tiles.org.uk/work-safe-safe-work-campaign