Electrical Work and Social Distancing

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by admin No Comments
image of two people social distancing during coronavirus lockdown

Since mid-March, the UK has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. This has meant the people across the country have only been able to leave their home for a limited number of reasons including essential work, and for food, medicine or daily exercise. 

If you cannot work from home then the government has advised that you can work during the lockdown, if it is safe to do so and social distancing rules are followed.

No matter what time of year it is, there are times when we all have faulty electrics in our home or workplace and need repair work. The guidance with regards to letting tradespeople in your home such as electricians is that they are allowed to carry out repairs or maintenance as long as you stay 2m away from each other and maintain social distancing guidelines.

If you can maintain social distancing then tradespeople can work safely in domestic or commercial premises. This means that electricians can carry out inspections, maintenance tasks and repair work.

The majority of the UK population are on lockdown, staying and working from home where they can, and strict measures have been put in place to reduce people’s movement and social contact with others. But what if you need a tradesperson or engineer to enter your home because you have an issue?

The government guidelines during lockdown are as follows:

  • Remain 2 metres (6ft) apart from each other
  • Avoid public transport where possible

“Tradespeople undertaking work that needs to go ahead in a household which is self-isolating or where an individual is being shielded should take additional steps to ensure the safety of the customers and themselves: you should ask the householders to stay in a separate room while the work is carried out”

Work safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) – gov.uk

How is First Strike Electrical adhering to the social distancing rules to keep our employees and you safe?

Here at First Strike Electrical, we are taking the government guidance surrounding social distancing very seriously. We want to make sure that our employees and our customers are safe.

If you have an electrical emergency or need maintenance and repair work carried out in your home, please contact our team. We can help. We’re still open for business and can help fix your electrical problem or emergency in a safe way.

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