Saturday 6 June 2020

SaferTrader: Helping Traders Become Covid Secure - an Update for SMEs

The SaferTrader Covid Secure Toolkit that was launched last month by a leading Health and Safety expert to help the UK’s tradespeople keep their customers and staff safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has been going from strength to strength.

Traders who have not done so already, can sign up quickly and easily by visiting

The message from Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was very clear in his address to the UK on the evening of 10th May 2020, he said, “Work from home if you can, but you should go to work if you can’t work from home.”

Health and Safety expert Steve Window, launched the Covid Secure Toolkit after it became clear that traders across the country were left confused about how to work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Further to this, that their customers - householders, tenants and landlords - were scared that traders coming into their premises may not know how to ensure they are, as the Prime Minister has stated, Covid Secure.

The Covid Secure Toolkit, specifically designed by Steve to help traders get back to work effectively, whilst observing the Government's guidelines on how to work safely is featured on the SaferTrader website.

The online toolkit includes training that supports the advice given by the Government and Public Health England and takes just 30 minutes.

On successful completion, the trader receives a certificate, badge, checklist, profile and resources on the SaferTrader website, everything a trader needs to ensure that their customers are safe, along with the tools to prove to potential and current customers that they are Covid-19 safe and aware.

We have worked hard to keep the cost down, and it works out at well under £15 per person.

Steve explains why traders need to consider the toolkit:
“It is a worrying time for people bringing tradespeople into their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, we all need to keep our homes in good condition and tend to repairs as they arise, but we also need to feel assured that anyone we allow into our homes know what is expected of them by the Government and Public Health England. 
“As much as it's important that householders and business owners ensure they are safe with who they allow into their premises; traders also need to ensure that they and their families are safe too.
“That is why this service is so great, we are helping tradespeople get back to work and start earning again, whilst also giving confidence to the customer and confidence for the trader.”

 The SaferTrader Covid-19 Toolkit helps traders to comply with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which requires that employers and the self-employed take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of themselves and those who may be affected by their work activity.

The SaferTrader Covid Secure Toolkit contains:

  • SaferTrader Training (Covid Secure) (Domestic & Light Commercial)
  • SaferTrader Certificate to send to customers when quoting for/discussing jobs
  • SaferTrader Badge to put on your website to show you’ve taken the training
  • SaferTrader Profile on the website listing your business & staff who’ve taken the training allowing customers to find someone they’re confident in
  • SaferTrader Resources including Checklists, Risk Assessment & Contact Letter templates

Steve Window is an army veteran who has gone on to forge a professional career in Health and Safety, initially with the HSE, Britain’s safety watchdog.

In more recent years, Steve has worked as a consultant advising sole traders and billion pound projects on their Health & Safety needs.

For more information, please call Safer Trader on 0800 043 0220 or visit

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