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Pod Point adopts case-specific approach to domestic and commercial installations

Pod Point is updating its coronavirus approach to carry out some domestic and commercial charge point installations in line with latest government guidance.

Pod Point is expanding the total number of Homecharge and commercial customer installations based on a case-specific approach to installations

The charging infrastructure specialist announced on 25 March that it was pausing all Homecharge and commercial work, except for key workers and those drivers solely reliant on a full battery electric car for their mobility, to comply with lockdown measures.

While such installations will still be given priority, Pod Point is now expanding its work based on a case-specific approach to installations.

This will involve conducting remote risk assessments to identify installs that have a ‘Lower Risk’ of Covid-19 transmission. Any installs that fall into this category will be eligible to continue. Installs that fall into the ‘Higher Risk’ category will be paused until they can be reclassified as lower risk.

A spokesperson for the company said: “Pod Point’s remote risk assessment process aims to limit contact between its team and customers to prevent further spread of the virus, while allowing Pod Point to complete installations where safe to do so.

“This process will evolve in line with government guidance and Pod Point’s ability to introduce additional safety measures that protect its team and customers.

“Pod Point is continuing to follow robust safety measures, including social distancing requirements during installation and an effective hygiene and PPE regime for its installers. In all cases, scheduling is dependent upon these measures being followed.”

Full details of the new approach are available online.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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