Safety - contractors in your home
We expect our contractors and partners to be operating a screening process of all their employees on a regular basis and following their internal procedures rigorously in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Our expectations of all contractors is that they'll:
- Risk assess work activities on a regular basis and prevent contact with any of our residents displaying signs of the virus, or having been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms.
- Screen employees to prevent any engagement with residents and general members of the public if the employee is displaying symptoms of the virus.
- Before arranging/making a visit, and before entering a property, carry out screening of the household by following an agreed questioning process. If there's any concern that symptoms of Covid-19 are coming from anyone within the home, a suitable further date with the customer will be arranged. If the work is an emergency, relevant PPE will be used and a safe method of work devised to carry out the works.
- All contractors and visitors must avoid contact with Red Kite staff and customers if they're displaying symptoms.
If there are no reports of any self-isolating cases, suspected cases or confirmed cases in the premises, then no personal protective equipment (PPE) is required above and beyond normal good hygiene practices.
- Wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based sanitizer (should contain at least 60% alcohol), wash hands for at least 20 seconds
- Keep the two meter distance (self-distancing) between people
- Avoid touching surfaces, handrails, etc. where possible
- Do not shake hands or make other physical contact
- Avoid rubbing your eyes / face.
If our contractors are entering a premises where it is known that people are self-isolating / suspected / confirmed of having the virus, then the appropriate PPE will be worn by our contractors.
When PPE will be used:
- In an emergency situation only - if entering into a premises where it is known that people are self-isolating / suspected / confirmed of having the virus, then the appropriate PPE will be worn and where there is a risk that the PPE has become contaminated, then it will be disposed of in the approved way.
Minimal PPE that will be worn:
- Respiratory protection: Face mask (valved or non-valved version)
- Eye protection: Goggles (face shield or safety glasses)
- Body protection: Disposable apron or long-sleeved water-resistant gown
- Hand protection: Disposable gloves.