The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has offered to supply 4,000 ‘We’ve Got You Covered’ packs to workshops, to support the aftermarket during the pandemic.
The initiative complements the ‘Back on Track’ campaign which launched in July 2020. 3,000 packs of point of sale and COVID-19 safety-related materials were distributed in a bid to promote a safe environment for technicians and their customers, as workshops reopened after the first lockdown.
Floor stickers, hygiene hooks, window stickers, A2 posters and washable face masks were all included in this initial delivery.
At the time, the ‘Back on Track’ initiative reflected the UK government’s ‘return to work’ message and the end of the MoT exemption, meaning more cars were likely to be on the road and workshops were looking after more vehicles than normal.
The message now, however, is very different: workers are currently being asked to work from home if possible and the general public urged to stay indoors; however, workshops and, specifically, technicians are still busy servicing, repairing and testing key worker vehicles. OESAA wants to offer its support in this task by providing more useful safety-related items, which will help workshops continue to be a safe place for technicians to work and for customers to visit.
After consultation with independent workshops, the pack will include two OESAA-branded 500ml refillable spray bottles, to be filled with surface cleaner, an anti-microbial key tray to help make vehicle handovers contact free, 25 B-pillar stickers to seal and protect the vehicle after servicing and prior to collection, plus 25 flyers for workshops to give to customers containing safety-related information.
OESAA Chairman, Nigel Morgan, said: “Both workshops and their customers have a duty of care to stay a safe distance apart to protect each other, and we hope the introduction of these ‘We’ve Got You Covered’ packs will help them achieve this.
“The demand for the original ‘Back on Track’ campaign was incredible, so we are confident these packs will be snapped up even quicker. Every member of OESAA is proud to contribute to such a necessary and worthwhile campaign.”