Health & Safety and the Corona Virus

 
 

Returning to work – Health & Safety Surrounding Corona Virus

12/05/2020

How can I book an appointment?

• The Government guidelines published May 11th state that a business should find digital or remote alternatives to in-home work where possible, that’s why we are introducing virtual consultations as a part of new systems. This will offer a chance for us to meet face to face online, discuss your requirements and show us your windows from the safety of your own home initially.
• We also ask that where possible, customers can provide us with estimated sizes of their windows either during a virtual consultation or when enquiring. This will allow us to give you an online quotation and give you an idea of the costs involved prior to a home visit.
• During this stage of the lockdown, we encourage customers to be in a position to
proceed with an order and only have us visit their home when necessary to reduce
exposure and risk.
• We will also be providing a home appointment service. We will be moving to an AM
(9am – 1pm) 3 per day keeping PM for online consultations slot for bookings. This will allow plenty of time between appointments to ensure safety is met and that tools and equipment are cleaned.

Who cannot book an appointment?

We will not provide a home appointment for anyone that is any of the following:
• Classed as being ‘at risk or vulnerable’
• Anyone self isolating
• Anyone who has shown symptoms of corona virus within the last 14 days
• Anyone that has travelled outside of the UK and returned within the last 14 days

How will we keep safe during a home measuring appointment?

• We will ask customers to maintain a 2m social distance.
• We will wear protective disposable gloves and will use hand sanitiser before, during
and after your appointment.
• We will have protective masks to use in instances where the 2m social distance isn’t possible to maintain.
• We ask that customers can remove any items from window sills and that windows are easy to access with any furniture moved etc.
• If a room can be ventilated prior to our arrival this will also help.

Can I look at and touch samples?

• By introducing our virtual consultations we are hoping to have a clearer understanding of your preferred products and requirements before visiting your home. This will allow us to reduce the amount of samples bought into the home and reduce the risk associated with moving them between households.
• Where possible, we will show you the samples from a safe distance as this will reduce the amount of touching of the samples.
• If required, you can of course look at the samples closer, we ask that your hands are sanitized or cleaned before doing so and that you only touch what is 100% necessary.
• All samples will be cleaned between appointments also.

How long will my order take to be manufactured?

• We work with a fantastic team in Carrickfergus that manufacture the majority of our
Products right here in the N Ireland. As a part of the lockdown, our manufacturing teams also closed and are now working through a backlog of orders from companies UK wide.
• We estimate that a current turnaround of 4 weeks is likely, however, extensions to this in the short term may happen and any customers that place orders will be notified of this.
• As our products are made to measure, we unfortunately cannot provide deposit
refunds for cancelled orders due to these extensions.

Returning to install your blinds

• We will continue to provide our installation services, following government guidelines and safety procedures.
• The first and ideal option for an installation would be for customers to leave their home to take exercise whilst an installation is carried out. This will allow us free movement throughout the property as required without worrying about maintaining a 2m social distance.
• Where this isn’t possible, we will request that customers stay in separate rooms to
where an installation is taking place, maintaining the 2m distance.
• We will wear protective, disposable gloves and regularly sanitize our hands before,
during and after your installation.
• We ask that customers remove all items from their window sills and that windows are easy to access without moving furniture.
• We will open windows in rooms where possible to ventilate the space.
• Our tools and equipment will be cleaned between appointments