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Focus Building Company- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy and advice

We have been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and we want to keep all our clients and subcontractors updated on the precautions Focus Building Company our taking to manage our business activities. We want to ensure you that we are taking all necessary measures so that our business can safely and effectively continue to deliver your project and keep our work force safe during these challenging times.
As we are all aware, the current risks associated with Coronavirus (CV-19) is ever growing and the advice from the Govt. and relevant Health Departments is changing all the time. We have already put in place the following Health and Safety steps:
  • Ensuring hand sanitizer and soap/paper towels are available in our office and sites together with clear health and hygiene protocols by way of clear signage in lunch rooms and Washroom facilities
  • Increasing disinfectant cleaning across all our office and site facilities 
  • Working closely with our suppliers and sub-contractors to limit any potential disruption to product availability
  • Asking our subcontractors to follow strict guidelines as advised by the State Govt. and reinforced by the MBA and implementing the special awareness requirements and limiting work areas where possible to ensure personal space of 1.5m is adhered too 
  • Asking any client, staff member or subcontractors who may be displaying flu like symptoms to refrain from coming to work and isolate at home for 14 days
  • We have made all necessary preparations for our office team to work from home remotely with systems and processes in place to ensure productivity remain effective and continued support to out sites
With the ever changing situation and advice from our WA Health Department we are updating the Focus Building Company COVID-19 policy and request we limit or rearrange site meetings, meetings in or outside our head office and request that all non-urgent meetings be carried out by telephone or video conference.


In support of this, I have asked our IT department to make available our Head Office ground floor boardroom into a telephone and video conference facility and that all staff have the Microsoft Team software uploaded to their computers to allow and facilitate video conferencing calling.
 
If we still need to meet personally in or outside the site office we will be following the steps as advised by the WA Health Authorities:
 
  • limit the number of people attending the meeting to a maximum of 2 people
  • keep a minimum distance of 1.5m – 2.0m between yourself and the other person at all times
  • open windows if in offices or have meetings outside if possible and practicable
  • wash hands before and after the meeting and if you return to the site or office repeat the handwashing
 
We have also requested our site cleaners attend to cleaning matters twice daily and will concentrate on cleaning all door handles and meeting /lunch room surfaces.
 
As a reminder to all we have signage in offices and site facilities offering advice and we encourage everyone to take the following steps to reduce your exposure and chances of getting ill with COVID-19:
 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw soiled tissues in the bin and clean your hands with soap and water or sanitiser. If you don’t have a tissue, cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces each day.
  • Stay home if you are sick and don’t expose others. If you are unwell with flu-like symptoms, do not go outside your property or home, do not go to work, school or shops unless it is essential.
  • Get a flu shot when it becomes available.
  • Talk with your doctor and pharmacist about getting an emergency supply of any medications being taken regularly by you or your family.
  • Stop shaking hands, hugging or kissing as a greeting.
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for example family celebrations.
  • Attempt to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people where possible.
  • Avoid visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment.
  • Visit shops sparingly, buy food online, consider home delivery and take-aways.
  • Use debit and credit cards instead of cash and make use of online and self-serve transactions (for example Opal cards on public transport).
  • Use public transport in off-peak periods if you can.
 
We are advising all our staff members and sub-contractors to continue to follow the direction from the Department of Health and Local Authorities who will have the most up to date information on the situation and as things change.
 
Thank you again for your understanding and co-operation of this ever changing issue.

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Focus Building Company has a background in all sectors of commercial and industrial building and all modes of project delivery. We can work effectively in whatever contracting format you choose – conventional tender, design and construct or managing contractor. 
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Focus Building Company Pty Ltd
441 Vincent Street, West Leederville, WA 6007
PO Box 1182, West Leederville, WA  6901

T:   08 9388 8225
F:   08 9388 7974
E:   admin@focusbuilding.net.au