Coronavirus and keeping work sites safe
At the time of writing this we’ve just seen restaurants, clubs, pubs, gyms etc close its doors due to the Coronavirus. And so far we’re lucky enough that we can continue to renovate your homes and to keep our small family-business going. But uncertainty remains, and we are well aware that before long we may face complete shutdowns. But we’ll try to remain positive and continue our high standard of work to ensure your kitchen, bathroom, unit or home renovation is finished to the high standard expected of us.
We’re following Master Builders Queensland’s advice closely and are taking necessary precautions to try to limit the potential spread of the virus. These precautions include:
- Supplying all work sites with soap and disposable towels or hand sanitiser (whatever we can get our hand on at the shops!) and are asking all trades and their teams to use these frequently throughout the day.
- Limiting the sharing of tools where possible. Where this is not possible, we encourage team members to wash/sanitise hands and to give the tools a wipe-down.
- Weather-permitting we’re keeping windows and doors open to provide better ventilation.
- Where possible, we’re scheduling and re-scheduling trades to try and minimise the number of trades on site at the same time.
- Sick team members are encouraged to stay home. Any workers that turn up with cold and flu symptoms will be sent home.
Not only are we facing potential shutdowns in the near future, but our industry is also being affected by supply delays and we ask that you remain patient as we try to source materials for your renovations. The good news is that a lot of building and construction materials are produced here in Australia. However, our suppliers do also import a lot of materials such as taps, valves, glass, nails, screws, nuts, bolts, iron and steel. That’s not to say we won’t be able to procure the supplies needed to finish your renovations. We will continue to work with our current suppliers and where this is not possible, we will look for alternative sources.
These are uncertain times but one thing that is for certain is that we will continue to deliver our services to the high standards you’ve come to expect until the government says we can no longer do so.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Stay safe everyone and let’s get through this!