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Coronavirus: Engineering services recovery

Our Business Recovery page provides all the latest industry-relevant information and guidance on the following topics:
 

Commercial and Legal, Health and Safety, Employment, Technical, Industry, Government Support and other support for business.

Since the start of the national coronavirus emergency, ECA has produced extensive industry-relevant information, guidance and practical tools to help engineering services businesses deal with the crisis.
 
However, as our sector looks to business recovery –  while managing the risk of COVID-19 – this dedicated ‘Business Recovery’ webpage provides information and guidance that will help with the return to work, and with rebuilding capacity across our sector. 
 
While some information on the Business Recovery page will be available to all, other content on this increasingly important webpage will be for the benefit of ECA Members only.

Commercial Issues

02 July Member Only Commercial Insolvency Changes
26 May Member Only Coronavirus - Contractual Issues
This is summary guidance on what contractual issues will
need to be
considered in light of COVID-19. Please click here
for a related webinar.
26 May  Member Only Contracts Force Majeure 18.05.20
26 May  Member Only Coronavirus Government Loan Schemes 18.05.20
19 May  Industry  Site Operating Procedures v4
07 May  Industry CLC Guidance on contractual disputes 
How industry can protect and collaborate to avoid disputes and 
accommodate the impact of COVID-19
07 May  Industry Government guidance to businesses on responsible contractual behaviour
06 May Member Only Coronavirus - Commercial Self Employment 
A guide to the Government support system for the self-employed
23 Apr Industry Open for business: list of electrotechnical sector wholesalers
16 Apr Industry Site Operating Procedures v3
16 Apr Member Only Template - Commercial letter SOP compliance
Precedent letter for sending to principal contractors to
confirm safe site conditions
16 Apr Industry Coronavirus - Travel to work letter template
This template is for those who need to provide employees/sub-contractors
with a letter of authorisation to confirm why they are travelling to
work (which cannot be
 performed remotely), should they be
requested by the authorities
09 Apr  Member Only Coronavirus - Procurement Policy Note - Government Procurement
As a direct or indirect public sector supplier, you could use this as the
basis for
 negotiating critical payment and other contractual relief measures.
08 Apr   Member Only Coronavirus - Procurement Policy Note - Supplier Relief
As a direct or indirect public sector supplier, you can use this as the basis
for negotiating critical payment and other contractual  relief measures
02 Apr Industry Site Operating Procedure v2
This CLC version was live for a matter of hours, and any businesses who
took decisions based on this should seek legal advice. This has been
superseded by v4 (please see H&S section below for details)
23 Mar  Industry Site Operating Procedures v1
Initial guidance from the Construction Leadership Council on working on site.
This has been superseded by v4 (please see H&S section  below for details)
23 Mar  Member Only Coronavirus - Retention of Title Guidance
This guidance covers legal and commercial issues to be considered when
assessing who has title (ownership) of goods, materials, plant and tools
23 Mar Industry Coronavirus - Debtor Insolvency Guidance
19 Mar Industry Coronavirus - Business Continuity Planning
This document outlines key strategic areas for a business to consider in
assimilating their business continuity planning.

Employment Issues

01 July Member Only ECA Furlough Guide
Up-to-date ECA guidance on all aspects of furlough and the Coronavirus
Job Retention Scheme, including the changes implemented on 1 July 2020.
Provides overview of relevant UK Government guidance; frequently asked
questions and answers; and, sample letters for employers to adapt and use,
covering flexible furlough, full-time furlough and returning to work
.
19 June Member Only Securing Overnight or Temporary Accomodation
ECA’s guidance for members facing challenges in locating accommodation
for travelling employees. Includes advice on when it might be possible to
claim that the work being performed is ‘critical’; details of the
Build UK/ UK Hospitality online accommodation finder; and, a
CLC-approved model letter, to be used for accommodation providers.
15 June Industry HMRC guidance: Check if you can claim for your employees' wages
through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Covers employer eligibility requirements; the form and content of
furlough/ flexible furlough agreements, including minimum furlough periods;
and, employment rights and income tax/ NI treatment of workers whilst
on furlough.
15 June Industry HMRC guidance: Check which employees you can put on furlough
to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Covers worker eligibility requirements.
15 June Industry HMRC guidance: Steps to take before calculating your claim using the
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Covers decisions about the length of claim periods; how to calculate wages
or grant claim purposes; and how to calculate furloughed and worked hours
15 June Industry HMRC guidance: Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus
Job Retention Scheme

Covers record keeping requirements and methods for various calculations,
including the maximum wage amount, 80% of the usual wage and what can be
claimed for employer pension and NI contributions.
15 June Industry HMRC guidance: Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job
Retention Scheme

Provides checklists of information required in order to submit a claim
using the HMRC online claims portal.
15 June Industry HMRC guidance: Reporting employees' wages to HMRC when you've claimed
through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Covers different HMRC reporting requirements, depending on whether the
grant is being used to pay wages, to reimburse wages already paid, or to top
up part-payment of wages
.
09 June Member Only Managing Redundancy Guidance
Comprehensive ECA guidance and resources for conducting a redundancy
exercise, whether large or small. Includes step-by-step procedural guidance
and sample selection criteria, assessment form and letters. Also covers
COVID-19 related considerations. Companion to ECA Collective Redundancy
Consultation Guidance.
09 June Member Only Colletive Redundancy Consultation Guidance
Detailed ECA guidance on additional collective consultation requirements
for larger redundancies (20 or more), including COVID-19 related
considerations. Companion to ECA Managing Redundancy Guidance.
02 June Member only Employment Guidance - Dealing with Coronavirus in the Workforce 
ECA employment guidance on dealing with the impact of Coronavirus
and measures to combat Coronavirus in the workforce
26 May Industry HMRC guidance on claiming back SSP paid to employees
during COVID-19

Defines who is eligible and how to go about making a claim – including link to
online claims portal
11 May  Industry Dept of Health guidance on Coronavirus: getting tested
Defines who is eligible for a test (including construction workers) and
how to go about booking a test, either by self-referral or employer referral.
07 May  Industry Cabinet Office/ DfE guidance on critical workers who can access
schools or educational settings

Practical guidance and checklists to help employers prepare to make
a claim via the online portal.
05 May Industry Cabinet Office/ DfE guidance on critical workers who can access
schools or educational settings

Defines which parents can continue to send their children to school,
based on a child’s needs and/or the ‘critical’ nature of the parent’s work.
29 Apr Industry COVID 19: Testing for construction, emergency and other workers
Government’s position on the ability of construction/FM workers
(and dependants) to access coronavirus testing
24 Apr Industry DfE/ ESFA guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, etc.
Includes guidance on ways to maintain apprentices’ progress despite
college closures and/or furlough. 
03 Apr   Member Only Coronavirus - Alternatives to Furlough ​
This summarises various courses of action open to employers as an
alternative to the Government’s furlough arrangements

Health & Safety Issues

02 July Industry COVID-19 and Engineering Services: guidance (GN 2)  version 2.2.1
Working in close proximity. 
This guidance has been drawn up by ECA and the BESA.
01 July Industry Site Operating Procedures - Version 5
30 June Industry Enabling apprentice workplace travel and site supervision - flow chart 1
Enabling apprentice workplace travel and site supervision - flow chart 2

These flow charts are open for comment until 10 July but may be referred to
as necessary 
29 June  Industry Working safely in construction and other outdoor work (updated 24 June)
25 June Industry Enabling apprentice travel and onsite activity
Guidance on how to enable apprentices to travel to and between worksites, and
to undertake site training and other activity at closer proximity
19 June Member only Summary of HSE information on RPE and face coverings
16 June Industry Using eRAMS to manage COVID risk?
COVID risk assessment example using ECA's eRAMS (risk assessment
method statement service) - free to ECA Members. Find out more about
eRAMS here
.
16 June Member only Face covering information from the WHO
12 June Industry Government guidance on travel, including on public transport
04 June Member only Site safety return to work checklist
01 June Member only Coronavirus: health and safety-related law and guidance
This guidance describes the legal framework and considerations
for health & safety risk for employers
27 May  Industry COVID-19 and Engineering Services: guidance (GN 3) ​
Work-related travel
This guidance has been drawn up by ECA and the BESA.
27 May  Industry COVID-19 and Engineering Services: guidance (GN 1) revised
​​COVID-19: use of PPE/RPE in higher risk environments.
This guidance has been drawn up by  ECA and the BESA.
18 May Industry Mental Health Week - Team tips
12 May Industry Dept of Health guidance on Coronavirus: getting tested
Sets out various travel options, including guidance on social
distancing and use of face coverings on public transport.
05 May Industry Short Video animation: Safely undertaking domestic electrical work
27 Apr Industry Coronavirus: Reducing risk between work and home
22 Apr Industry Coronavirus: Useful safety signs for your use
16 Apr Industry Template - Letter to commercial clients
​Letter for issue when undertaking work for commercial clients
16 Apr Industry Coronavirus - Template letter to domestic customers
​Letter for issue when undertaking work for domestic clients
08 Apr Industry Welsh Government Social Distancing
​Welsh Government update on social distancing, and its impact
on construction
08 Apr Industry Site Opening Update
Summary of the Government’s position on site openings​
03 Apr Industry ECA Coronavirus Tool Box Talk v2
​This general coronavirus health and safety Toolbox Talk may be adapted
as necessary to suit individual Member company needs.

Technical Issues

Government & other support for business

16 June Industry National Infrastructure and Construction Procurement Pipeline 2020/21
11 June Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals
and businesses in Wales

Updated information on the Job Retention Scheme and details about
business closures in Wales.
01 June Industry CLC Roadmap to Recovery
18 May  Industry Welsh Government Traffic Light Roadmap
20-page Traffic Light Roadmap to explain the next
steps towards easing the lockdown
14 May  Industry Coronavirus: 14th May Updates
12 May  Member Only Concise summary of the Government's 'Recovery Roadmap'
12 May Industry Government's Recovery Roadmap
06 May Industry Government support and announcements
​Comprehensive regularly updated document on industry-relevant
UK Government support and announcements
 

ECA Premises

Industry issues: opportunity to provide your views

This section allows you to share your views and experiences on important issues linked to Business Recovery. We value your input, which can help to shape government policy, legislation and other developments that affect our industry, and we encourage you to engage with any of the following...

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