Safety Guide for Essential Trades & Services

Many Household Trades and Service businesses can still operate under the current Government restrictions. To help minimise the risk from COVID-19 we strongly recommend both workers and consumers follow these simple common-sense guidelines below.

General Safety Guidelines for Essential Trades Businesses

  • Use digital apps to quote. Customers can talk about job requirements on Facetime, Skype or Zoom, and/or send pictures of the worksite by SMS or email so you can quote properly.
  • Travel to a jobs in separate cars if working with colleagues.
  • Avoid shaking hands or coming within 1.5 metres of the homeowner when you meet for site visits or to do a job.
  • Ask the homeowner to provide dedicated access to work areas if possible – for example through a side or back door rather than through living areas.
  • When working with colleagues indoors, allow 4m2 space for each worker.
  • When working inside ask the customer where their bathroom is so you can wash your hands before starting.
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow.
  • Wear a mask and gloves when working.
  • Use hand sanitiser before and after every job.
  • Open windows to provide additional ventilation.
  • Wipe down work surfaces with disinfectant before and after you work.
  • Ask customers pay electronically or with a card instead of handling cash.

Top Essential Household Trades & Services

Many of of the following trades work outdoors, or on building sites where social distancing precautions can be observed. Jobs requiring close personal contact between workers should be avoided, especially in confined spaces.

  • Gardener
  • Handyman
  • Electrician
  • Cleaner
  • Plumber
  • Removalist
  • Carpenter
  • Concreter
  • Painter
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fencing Company
  • Roofer
  • Builder
  • Tiler
  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Rubbish Removalist
  • Plasterer
  • Landscaper
  • Door Installation
  • Arborist
  • Window and Glass Installation
  • Flooring Company
  • Exterminator
  • Bathroom Renovation
  • Earthworks Contractor