Despite the rapidly changing status of the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK, Peter Cox remain open to provide our usual high standard of services while following government guidelines and taking the necessary steps required to allow us to carry out work safely in people’s homes, offering you peace of mind.
The following government guidelines on social distancing in the workplace allow us carry out essential repairs and maintenance in people's homes, provided that the tradesperson is well and has no symptoms:
“Construction work plays an important role in ensuring public safety and the provision of public services. It can continue if done in accordance with the social distancing guidelines wherever possible."
"[Our colleagues] will maintain a safe distance (at least 2 metres) from any household occupants at all times, and you should ensure good ventilation in the area where you are working, including opening the window."
"No work should be carried out in any household which is isolating or where an individual is being shielded, unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household, such as emergency plumbing or repairs, and where the tradesperson is willing to do so.”
Published 7th April 2020, updated 4th May 2020. Find out more here.
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To ensure we are abiding by Government guidance our colleagues will undertake the following steps before, during and after work on any site:
Listed below are some of the steps Peter Cox have put in place to ensure appropriate social distancing and hygiene when working in peoples homes.
With regards to hygiene our surveyors and technicians have been instructed to:
With regards to social distancing measures our surveyors and technicians have been instructed to:
While Peter Cox have instructed our staff to follow the above guidelines, we are also making sure our colleagues stay informed about Coronavirus and are trained on how to operate safely.
As a result, all employees and colleagues must adhere to the following:
Peter Cox have made sure that all of our colleagues have received quantitative and qualitative face fit testing for Respiratory Protective Equipment to ensure that any equipment we provide is suitable and adequately fitted for the individual by our external qualified provider.
To support this requirement, we have a strong face fitting RPE and clean shaven policy to ensure that we maintain a high level of compliance and also satisfy our legal duties as an employer.
As part of Rentokil Initial, we have access to the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE).
Our customers are already telling us what they think about our approach to repairing homes while keeping safe:
"I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the professionalism demonstrated during our survey today. These are such strange times but he was reassuring, wore all PPE and stuck to guidelines etc. He completely understood my concerns with little children in the house."
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