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.
The COVID-19 Secure Procedures Pack for working safely in the home includes:
For copies of individual method statements and risk assessment forms – visit your Certass 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.
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.
Certass TA Business Essentials
The Certass TA Business Essentials package is completely free for members – just sign into the Certass members area for access.
Unlimited access to the HR / employment helpline for advice on everything from employment contracts to managing apprentices
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.
Free legal advice helpline and a library of more than 200 legal documents, templates and checklists.