COVID-19

At LJM the health and safety of staff, clients and suppliers is our number one priority. We also recognise these are unprecedented times and the situation is ever changing.

With this in mind, and to ensure we have appropriate health and safety practices in place as well as continuity of supply of goods, LJM has sought and will continue to seek, Australian Government Department of Health and independent professional medical advice in regards to COVID-19.

Following these consultations, the below procedures have been introduced and implemented during March 2020 on an ongoing basis until further notice.

  • A registered nurse commenced at LJM on 17.03.2020 and is on site DAILY at LJM facilities conducting temperature & symptom checks, and recording and monitoring all patient data.
  • Additional hand sanitising stations have been placed in all facilities, and masks have been provided for all staff who wish to use them.
  • LJM has and continues to conduct refresher training for all staff, reiterating the importance of cleanliness and hygiene standards as well as informing staff on how to monitor their own health and the symptoms to be aware of.
  • The cleaning and sanitising schedule has been increased in all facilities, with a focus on lunch and bathroom facilities.
  • A work from home policy has been introduced including Finance, Administration and Customer Service who wherever possible are working from home.
  • Internal office staff have been repositioned across sites to increase social distancing and to mitigate any potential future impact on any one department or facility.
  • There has been a ban on travel and a restriction on visitors attending LJM. Additional screening protocols have been implemented for essential visitors.
  • Internal meetings have been suspended or converted into electronic meetings to allow for social distancing.
  • Staff are grouped into teams which work together and take breaks together as a group limiting interaction with other teams, while remaining focussed on social distancing.
  • Social distancing of 1.5 mt of non-family members is practised by all staff during work times and breaks.
  • LJM has purchased a sanitising mist sprayer. This unit produces a “sanitising fog” which is used to cleanse a work area, if an employee in an area is diagnosed with COVID-19. The sanitising process 2 – 3 hours, depending on the size of the area to be cleaned.
  • New procedures are being introduced in inwards goods and despatch including restriction of driver entry to facility to enforce social distancing and truck segregation wherever possible.
  • Management continue to take feedback from the LJM team regarding their feelings, concerns and confidence in the systems and procedures we have implemented.
  • LJM have cancelled all on site visits by all non-critical, non-essential external visitors and this will remain in force until the crisis has fully passed and all Government imposed restrictions have been lifted.

LJM Operations Manager Bernie Jamieson undergoing
his daily temperature and wellness check

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 on a daily basis and seek professional medical advice regarding additional measures that may need to be put in place to provide a safe and clean environment for all in LJM’s facilities.

If you have any questions, please email our National Technical Manager Mark Moresby on mark.moresby@ljmms.com.au

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