Last year, Lakes, a leading manufacturer of showering spaces, produced two free Safe Working in the Home’ guides – one for bathroom installers and one for homeowners. The two guides were produced to help installers operate safely and to allow homeowners to feel comfortable inviting installers back into their homes.

Lakes is reissuing the guides again as a result of three factors. Firstly, Public Health England’s advice to continue wearing masks in close contact settings, secondly the preference expressed by installers and engineers to continue wearing them and thirdly to try to mitigate the recent rise in the NHS Covid app ‘pinging’ close contacts leading to cancelled or postponed projects.

Endorsed by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA), the two guides contain all the latest Government and industry advice in two concise and easy to read leaflets, available as hard copies or downloadable PDFs. With the construction sector recovering from the setbacks of the previous 18 months, it’s important to recognise the risks that are still present and act accordingly.

“A recent report from the British Institute of KBB Installation reports 47% of KBB installers surveyed had had to cancel jobs either due to customers or installers being ‘pinged’ by the NHS Covid app”, says Mick Evans, Lakes Operations Director. “With the industry just getting back on its feet and seeing business picking up, we need to remember to do all we can to minimise the risks – even if you’ve been double jabbed.”

The homeowner ‘Safe Working in the Home’ guide provides simple tips and friendly advice to reassure customers that steps are being taken to protect their health and wellbeing, and to explain how they can play their part in protecting the installation team and themselves from exposure to the virus.

Mick Evans added: “While rules are set to change on 16 August meaning close contacts no longer have to self-isolate as long as they continue to test negative with lateral flow tests, common sense and good practice dictates that following the simple rules in these guides will minimise risks to clients and installer teams.”

The ‘Safe Working in the Home’ guides are available from the Lakes website, download at

For more information, call Lakes on 01684 853 870.