Coronavirus update: Contractors

Coronavirus Update: Contractors 

While coronavirus remains a very serious threat to us all including those who provide maintenance and repair services on our behalf and of our clients, we have today issued to all our contractors the following guidance note.   The purpose of the CWL guidelines is twofold:

1) to provide a framework for safe working in light of Covid 19

2) to facilitate as much essential maintenance and repair works to continue during this time as     is        practical to do so.

Covid:19 – CWL Guidelines for Contractors

In providing service to CWL the contractor agrees to:

A routine and ongoing review of his business and service operation operations in light of government guidelines as updated, including:

prioritising the health of all operatives and indirectly the health of their families from the threat of Covid 19

any operatives showing symptoms of Covid 19 to immediately self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days

notify CWL immediately if an operative is confirmed as having tested positive for or being treated for Covid-19

non-essential trips to be postponed, taking circumstances into consideration

Risk assess the practicalities to provide and undertake a service on behalf of CWL whether routine or adhoc and notify CWL immediately if the service cannot be practically provided either in part or in full

If as a result of the risk assessment the contractor considers the service can only be provided in part, make immediate recommendation to CWL how the service can be delivered in part and at what cost – await further instruction.

Basic risk assessment to include (but not confined to) ALL of the following:

practical risk assessment for each instruction to deliver a service to CWL whether  routine or adhoc works

social distancing at all times

no more than one operative allocated to each vehicle

relevant equipment and tools allocated to each operative

in exceptional circumstances where tools or equipment require to be used by another operative, the contact areas are fully rubbed down and sanitised before further use

operatives to wear suitable PPE at all times


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