Covid Policy

 Warequip Solutions (WQS) is committed to keeping our workers, their families and the wider community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Warequip introduced a number of different practices/procedures when the Victorian State Government enacted a “state of emergency”, to minimise the risk of transmission to our workers, their families and the wider community.

  1. WORKING FROM HOME

 All employees to be assessed for their ability to work from home.

  • Every effort is to be made to enable the staff to carry out the majority of their

job tasks from home with minimal disruption to them physically, emotionally and financially.

The Office Manager –  is the first point of contact for all the staff working remotely.

Various methods of communication between employees working on site at 1 Paramount Road West Footscray and remotely working from their home is to be encouraged eg. email, telephone, zoom or facetime.

Weekly update of all employees (on site and remote workers) advising them on the current status of the company regarding COVID-19 and the virus’s impact on the company and its employees.

Provide all employees with an opportunity to address any and all concerns and provide them with the latest information available on Covid-19, the restrictions on movement and changes in the work environment.

 

  1. PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Weekly update of all employees (on site and remote workers) to address the importance of physical distancing in the workplace and in the wider community. This is to be re-iterated and monitored consistently and frequently.

  • Relocation of desks/workstations to comply with social distancing requirements.

  • Erecting of “Sneeze Guards” at the “Parts Counter”.

  • Changing of procedures for “no contact” deliveries and pick-ups.

  • All meetings that must be in person to be held in a large space, preferably outside and meetings to be kept short.

  • Provide social distancing markers on the floors in areas where customers may line up or workers perform tasks.

  • Regan Carr has been nominated as our social/physical distance monitor.

  • Provision and training in the use of PPE if employees are required to work in close proximity.

  1. HANDWASHING AND HYGIENE

  • Establish hand sanitiser stations at entry and exit points to the building and in high traffic areas.

  • Ensure all bathrooms are well stocked with hand wash and paper towel/air dryer.

  • Prominently display posters with instructions on how to hand wash/hand rub.

  • Advise workers on importance of limiting the spread of germs by not touching their faces, sneezing into their elbow and staying home if feeling sick.

  • Advise workers to limit contact with others by not shaking hands or touching objects unless necessary.

  • Promote cashless transactions.

  • Increase the number of closed bins in workplace.

  1. CLEANING

  • Ensure areas that are frequently accessed by workers or visitors are cleaned at least

daily with detergent or disinfectant.

  • Require employees to wear gloves when cleaning, and to wash their hands with soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser before and after wearing gloves.

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces several times a day with detergent or disinfectant solution or wipes. This includes the Eftpos machine located at the “Parts Counter”, photocopiers, printers, keyboards, door knobs, rails, sinks and showroom vehicles.

  • Advise all employees that all vehicles being brought into and leaving the workshop must be disinfected with detergent or disinfectant in all common usage areas eg. steering wheel, seats, knobs, levers, dash and keys. A “Cleaned” sticker must be put on the vehicle once completed. No vehicles are to have work commence if a “Cleaned” sticker is not visible.

  • Advise employees to clean their personal property that is brought onto the premises such as mobile phones, iPads, etc. with disinfectant wipes.

  1. DESPATCH

    • All goods entering or leaving the premises must be disinfected.

  • All vehicles entering or leaving the premises must be disinfected (as above) in all common usage areas eg. Steering wheel, seats, knobs, levers, dash and keys. A “Cleaned” sticker must be put on the vehicle once completed. No vehicles are to have work commence if a “Cleaned” sticker is not visible.

    • Hire Fleet vehicles as per the updated hire and de-hire procedures must have the above sanitisation carried out prior to leaving the premises and upon return.

 

  1. MONITOR SYMPTOMS

  • Display signs about the symptoms of COVID-19 in the workplace.

  • Direct workers to stay at home if they are sick, if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 ask them to call the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080, or the Victorian Health Dept Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

  • Instruct employees to advise either Regan Carr – CEO or Donna Vercoe – Office Manager if they are displaying symptoms of the virus, have been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, or has been tested for COVID-19.

  • Instruct all employees to advise Regan Carr – CEO or Donna Vercoe – Office Manager if they have travelled overseas recently and are required to follow quarantine protocols.

  • Facilitate working from home, if possible for staff who are required to self-quarantine but are not displaying signs of COVID-19.

  • Adhere to all privacy laws with regard to employee’s health information.

  1. PLAN AHEAD

  • Update the sign in books for all visitors to the premises, to detail name and phone numbers for purpose of contact tracing if required and temperature recording.

  • Develop a plan to ensure business continuity if there is a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in the workplace.

  • Develop a plan to support any workers who may require to self-isolate or is confirmed with COVID-19.

  • Develop a plan to disinfect the workplace if an outbreak occurs.

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