Safe Working in the Home guides published by Lakes

Separate versions produced for installers and homeowners to get bathroom fitting underway in the "new normal"

19 Aug, 20

Manufacturer of showering spaces Lakes has produced two “Safe Working in the Home” guides, with one produced for bathroom installers and one for homeowners.

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They are designed to get the bathroom industry fully working again by helping installers and homeowners safely navigate the challenges of fitting bathrooms in the “new normal”.

Endorsed by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA), both guides bring together the latest Government and industry advice in leaflets that are available as printed copies or downloadable PDFs.

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Sales and marketing director for Lakes Mike Tattam commented: “Many home improvement projects were put on hold during lockdown, but with restrictions now easing, homeowners and installers are keen to pick up where they left off, while minimising any potential risks.

The installer “Safe Working in the Home” guide provides advice on how to prepare for a new project, best practice guidelines for working in a customer’s home and what to do after the job is completed, to ensure it is left clean and hygienic.

The homeowner “Safe Working in the Home” guide provides tips and advice to reassure customers that steps are being taken to protect their health and wellbeing.

It explains how they can play their part in protecting the installation team and themselves from exposure to the virus.

The guides are part of an industry campaign with a “Safe Selling, Safe Working” logo, created for stockists and installers to display.

This logo can be used on websites, social media, branch signage, vehicle livery and POS to show installers are following best practice guidelines.

Mike Tattam added: “Staying safe is everyone’s responsibility and that includes suppliers.

“It’s in all our interests to get the industry back to work selling bathroom products and installing with confidence in a safe way.”

Chief executive office for the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) Tom Reynolds added: “Over the last few months, during the COVID-19 lockdown, people have spent a lot of time looking at their homes and thinking how they could be improved.

“Now homeowners are finally able to put their plans and ideas into practice, it is important they have full confidence that the work can be carried out safely.

“BMA is supporting all efforts by our members and partners to provide consumers with that confidence.

“These guides admirably provide practical advice for stockists, installers and homeowners . I recommend them wholeheartedly to you.”

The “Safe Working in the Home” guides are available from Lakes and BMA websites.

Further reading about safe working practices is also available from the CLC and Government endorsed Trustmark’s Work Safe, Safe Work campaign.

Lakes recently delivered showering spaces for the Royal London Hospital, to provide facilities for new wards created for COVID-19 patients.