Month after month the global pandemic has been leaving many companies out of business. The virus has raised major concern across many countries around the world, especially now when the number of infected people just crossed 20,000,000. 

Drywall contractors typically join construction projects at a later stage, and since many commercial construction projects were shut down, it’s become close to impossible for them to find work. 

Contractors are already concerned about the decline in construction as most projects that started in early 2020 have already been completed. This leaves mostly residential projects on the table. 

If you have a hard time finding leads for your company there may be a couple of reasons behind that. That’s why we created this blog to fill you in on what you must do to keep your business running.

General Safety Policies and Rules for COVID-19

Clients nowadays need to feel safe, and most importantly they need to know you follow the CDC recommendations for virus spread prevention. You should consider updating your website with a list of rules you have set that must be followed by your employees and clients. 

The Prevention Tips You May Want to Implement, Should Include the Following:

  • Any employee or client showing symptoms of COVID-19 should be advised to immediately leave the jobsite and self-isolate at home.
  • Communication with the client should be handled by telephone, if possible. 
  • During safety meetings, it is important that groups of more than 10 people should be avoided and all participants must keep a distance of at least six feet apart.
  • Employees must avoid physical contact between one another, and with the clients as well. 
  • Employees must take breaks at different times to reduce the size of any group at any time.
  • Everyone should be advised to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Employees should limit the use of other co-workers’ equipment and tools. If sharing tools is a must, they must be sanitized before use.
  • Ride-sharing should be minimized and employees must ensure adequate ventilation inside the vehicle.
  • Workplaces should be sanitized before and after worк.
  • Everyone must have individual water bottles and food boxes.
  • Daily temperature checks.
  • Daily health checks.

Workers Entering Occupied Building and Homes

  • You enter homes, office buildings, and other establishments knowing that they may have already been exposed to COVID-19. Always sanitize the compartments where you will be working to ensure your safety. 
  • Employees should ask clients to keep a personal distance of 6ft. 
  • Workers should sanitize their hands immediately before starting and after completing a job.
  • Workers should wear personal protective gear for additional protection (masks, gloves, or disposable overalls if necessary). 

Update Your Social Media Platforms

Don’t wait for clients to ask you whether you have set guidelines for virus prevention, instead show it to them on your social platforms. Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google my Business profiles. Show them that you are as concerned as them regarding the situation. Make them feel comfortable enough for them to pick up their phone and give you a call. 

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