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PUWER, LOLER and Coronavirus

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We’re here to help even if PUWER, LOLER and coronavirus may not be the most riveting of titles!  However, it seems important that we explain our understanding of the current situation.

The media

We’re all inundated with news, views, comments and possibly fake news depending what we read or listen to.  Our suggestion is to take advice only from official Government websites and so this blog deliberately links through to gov.uk sites.

Our Position

Initially our reaction was to batten down the hatches and only respond to emergency breakdowns.  However, we found this statement from the HSE which provides a different view and so we’re now following their advice.  ‘Keep your business open. With the exception of some non-essential shops and public venues, we are not asking any other businesses to close – indeed it is important for business to carry on.’

Our safety measures

In addition to our normal measures we are requesting confirmation that you are complying with Government Guidelines before our engineer visits, including:

• Self-isolation of staff if required
• Social distancing – a minimum of 2 metres
• Providing a safe place to work, handwashing and toilet facilities

Anti-bacterial wipes/sprays/liquids as available are used by our engineers to protect themselves and you.

If you prefer us to work on trucks outside (subject to the weather), that’s fine by us.

Our office staff are now based at home.

What we offer

Certification, repairs and servicing are central to our business and essential to our customers.  PUWER and LOLER still apply, even during the pandemic.  Preventative maintenance comes as standard with certification whilst repairs will keep your business rolling.

We’re not currently chasing business but we are happy to help.  Please call 0161 272 1900 or email help@hallmarkfix.com to learn more.