This Housing LIN Viewpoint (No 103) by Legrand’s Lee Stephens describes the support given to housing managers at the sheltered and extra care schemes that use their technology and measures taken to improve standards for grouped living systems so they could digitally adapt to the new world of social distancing and remote working under Covid-19.
They wanted reassurance that their grouped living systems could adapt to the new world of social distancing and remote working under Covid-19. In it he shares how, during the first lockdown, these Covid-secure methods were outlined in a new installation guide, designed to inform and reassure their customers.
He also explains how they have contributed to a national TEC industry document on safe working environments, produced by the TEC Services Association (TSA) which provides guidance for commissioners during Covid-19 around specialised grouped living, installation and maintenance of TEC. He highlights how the new BS 8604-1:2019 - a social alarms standard for the design, installation and maintenance of specialised grouped living environments - has become a game changer.