Aussie Perth Tours is obligated under the Occupational Safety & Health Act 1984 and the Company’s Occupational Health & Safety Policy to maintain and provide a safe workplace. Part of our duty of care under this obligation is to reduce the risk of transmission of communicable diseases. As a Passenger Transport Provider this duty of care extends to our Customers, Contractors, Suppliers, and the General Public. Considering the current circumstances surrounding the spread of Coronavirus, we have developed the Coronavirus Policy. This Policy shall be read in conjunction with the following Company Polices & Procedures:
- Coronavirus Management Procedure
- Occupational Health & Safety Policy
- Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental Plan
Aussie Perth Tours Management will:
- Remain conversant with all updates, advice, direction, and information provided by the Public Transport Authority, the Department of Transport, and all governing health organisations
- Adapt all Risk Management Procedures in line with the most up-to-date information
- Communicate all changes to employees, customers, contractors, and suppliers promptly and through the appropriate mediums
- Advise all relevant stakeholders of any confirmed cases of Coronavirus within the Perth Maxi Charters business
Aussie Perth Tours will continue to offer all of our tours until directed otherwise by the WA Tourism Council, Tourism Australia, State and Federal Governments or governing Health Organisations.
With growing numbers of cancellations due to concern over the Coronavirus, Perth Maxi Charters management encourage all Customers to familiarise themselves with the Company’s Terms and Conditions.
CORONAVIRUS MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE
At Aussie Perth Tours, our highest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our team members, drivers, clients, and our passengers. This means that you, as a driver can help contribute to taking passengers on their journey in the safest possible manner, subject to government regulations at the time. We appreciate that our clients always trust us to deliver them in the safest possible manner.
Aussie Perth Tours COVID-19 Management Plan
- Keeping out passengers and drivers safe
- Our highest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our team members, drivers, clients, and our passengers.
What we are doing
- We are continuing to provide a full service in adherence to Australia’s Department of Health’s advice.
- We are constantly reinforcing the department of Health’s precautions to our drivers and employees to help prevent the spreading of COVID-19.
- Passengers are asked to follow the Australian Government Department of Health (https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-international-travellers?utm_source=health.gov.au&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=digital_transformation&utm_content=coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-international-travellers) advice and ensure they are not exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 before they travel with us.
- Employees are working from home, with our office currently opening 1 day per week.
- Social distancing is enforced and practiced throughout the office.
- We are requiring all staff who are exhibiting symptoms associated with the Coronavirus to stay at home.
Our Own Measures
We understand that people may have concerns about travelling in charter vehicles during this time. We can assure you that as well as following the Australian Government Department of Health’s (https://www.health.gov.au/) advice, Aussie Perth Tours has put its own measures in place, including additional cleaning measures.
We believe we have robust contingency measures in place to ensure continuity of service in the case of the further spread of COVID-19.
Aussie Perth Tours will continue to monitor Australian Government Department of Health’s (https://www.health.gov.au/) advice closely and stands ready to make necessary changes to help protect our passengers, employees and our drivers.
Personal prevention practices:
To provide ongoing support to our its employees, Aussie Perth Tours will continue to follow medical advice in terms of precautions and mitigation measures as advised by the Public Transport Authority and relevant health authorities. Employees also have a duty of care to support the Company’s OHS&E objectives and are required to implement personal prevention practices as outlined below:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser) after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow, and throw your tissue in the bin immediately afterwards
- Maintain social distancing (at least 1m) from anyone who is coughing or sneezing
Bus cleaning procedures:
All our vehicles are vigorously cleaned prior to being used on any of our jobs, with extra attention being shown to high contact areas.
We continue to offer a full service to all passengers and customers for your group transport requirements during the period.
In line with Australian Government advice, we have a clear set of guidelines around managing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting our people, passengers, and drivers, whilst we maintain service continuity. This policy has been updated following the Australian Government’s announcement on the 31st March 2020 of additional measures to manage the spread of COVID-19 but may be subject to amendment.