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Staying safe whilst working in customers homes

How can you stay safe while working in the home? Xpert Tools shares the latest advice.

Around the country, thousands of installers are getting ready to go back to work after the strictest coronavirus lockdown measures were finally lifted. But many are understandably nervous about entering people’s homes.

After challenging months of lockdown, we’re now taking the first steps towards normality. The government is actively encouraging people who can’t work from home – which includes thousands of window and door installers – to return. It’s obviously a very welcome announcement for the thousands of businesses in our industry that have had to effectively shut up shop entirely over the last few weeks but for some, it’s inevitably going to be a source of worry, too. When your job involves entering people’s homes on a daily basis, how can you work while keeping yourselves, your families, and your customers safe? We’ve taken a look at all of the information out there, and there are two guides that have been produced by Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) that are well worth reading. These guides can be accessed via their website at www.ggf.org.uk – even if you are not a member.

This will come as great news to the thousands of installation companies out there as these guides have been specifically written for them. The first guide – aimed at companies is a 9-page document which gives clear, concise information on the steps needed to allow you to work safely in someone’s home.

They’ve also produced a guide for the homeowner too – which companies can share to ensure the homeowner knows guidance is being followed whilst the work is being carried out.

The right tools for the job

As trade counters and stockists across the country begin to re-open, getting hold of the right tools for the job is becoming easier, and as the chosen brand for many installers, Xpert Tools are stocked in over 300 trade counters nationwide.

Now in its 10th year, the range has grown over the years to cover all aspects of fenestration – from manufacture, right the way through to the installation.

Quick fixes & final flourishes

No job is too big or too small for Xpert’s new range of super glues and cleaners!

Mend it
For a multitude of household and DIY mending and repair tasks, there’s Xpert’s fast-acting super glue which is perfect for sticking together all kinds of non-porous materials such as plastics, metal, glass and rubber. When used with the super glue activator spray – also new to Xpert – this strong adhesive dries literally in seconds for an almost instant fix! The glue is available in two sizes and three viscosities to suit any usage level or application.

Clean it
For any PVCu plastic cleaning requirements, Xpert now offers a duo of ultra-effective grime-busting products. Whether used at point of manufacture or after installation, the Xpert PVCu solvent cleaner removes every last trace of mastic and sealant, as well as general grease and dirt from door or window frames to give spotless results. This hard-working cleaner effortlessly removes muck and rejuvenates all kinds of plastic surfaces inside and out!

Shine it
A thorough clean-up wouldn’t be complete without a quick wipe-over of any glass or mirrors and Xpert has just the thing for the job – our Xpert professional glass cleaner – guarantee to give sparkling, streak-free results every time.

These products are distributed exclusively by Window Ware and sold through trade counters and retailers across the country. Store locator to find your nearest Xpert stockist or email sales@xperttools.co.uk if you’re interested in selling the range.