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COVID-19

Latest COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

This information hub is designed to help members easily access help and information for their business during the COVID-19 situation.

It also sets out the position of Certass Trade Association and how we are helping the wider industry during this difficult time.

We recommend joining the Certass TA Members Forum on Facebook, as this is where we publish live updates and latest information as we receive it.

Working Safely in the Home

We have been working closely with Government to create a support pack to help installers work safely in the home. The advice is backed by the Government supported Trade Association Forum.

All documents are available for members to download free from the members area.

Work Safe. Safe Work

‘Work Safe. Safe Work’ is the campaign launched by TrustMark, to help boost the recovery of the construction and home improvement sector.

Supported by the Construction Leadership Council, the ‘Work Safe. Safe Work’ goal is for homeowners and tradespeople to work together to ensure that everyone is kept safe whilst any works are being undertaken in the home.

Click here to download the consumer booklet.

Click here to visit the Work Safe Safe Work site.

How Certass TA Has Been Working To Help Members Through COVID-19

Talking directly with Alok Sharma MP

Our chairman, Jon, was invited to take part in the ‘Working in People’s Homes (tradespersons)’ discussion group with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to voice concerns from Certass TA members.

Asking questions of Government Ministers

Direct lines to Government ministers has meant that any questions from members we can’t answer can be asked direct and we have been sharing their responses on our forum

Getting Clarity from Government for our Industry

We have made the case for the difference between ‘construction’ and ‘working in the home’ and now Gov have published advice that we should not being working in homes – helping us to give you clear guidance.

 

 

Delivering useful, practical guidance

We have provided a range of useful practical guidance documents and information to help guide members through the COVID-19 situation, including extra information for employers to understand the furlough scheme and the self-employed income support scheme.

Certass TA Business Essentials

The Certass TA Business Essentials package is completely free for members – just sign into the Certass members area for access.

HR

Unlimited access to the HR / employment helpline for advice on everything from employment contracts to managing apprentices

Tax

Helping you to get tax-savvy in all areas of your business, including corporation tax calculations, liabilities, inheritance tax and HMRC enquiries

Health and Safety

Access a whole library of H&S documents online and get 24/7 access to H&S experts for advice over the phone.

Legal

Free legal advice helpline and a library of more than 200 legal documents, templates and checklists.

Useful Links

COVID Secure Procedures Pack – Safe Working in Homes

Download Here

Safe Working in Homes – Complete Guide for Consumers

Download Here

Guidance for Installers Working the the Home

Download Here

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