AOT Consulting Pty Ltd has always been and remains committed to the wellbeing of our employees, our clients, the community and our company. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, AOT Consulting activated a COVID Response Plan, which has been maintained and kept up-to-date to align to support the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments in trying to contain the spread of the virus. The COVID Response Plan has been operating in accordance with the company’s Business Continuity Plan, which has implemented a range of measures accordingly.
During past lockdowns, and in the event of future lockdowns or quarantines, initiatives have been established so that our employees are safe and well, working from home, whilst remaining connected to the company, and to each other, and our clients on a daily basis through the use of technology. We have equipped all of our employees with the necessary tools to remain connected and be able to work. Our Working from Home policy and our Human Resources and Health Safety and Environment policies are there to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees.
All employees are triple vaccinated.
Our office remains open, and where necessary during lockdowns, will operate with minimal persons present to perform functions that cannot be undertaken remotely. When necessary we have undertaken and will undertake additional precautions to protect those in our office such as providing parking directly under our building to ensure travel is safe and directly between home and the office. We have also implemented increased screening and restricted access for anyone who comes to the office, as well as increased cleaning, disinfection and personal hygiene practices. The Forrest Centre Building Management has also implemented a range of increased measures such as establishing clear criteria for those who are permitted to enter the building, ensuring strict access controls to the building, limiting lift access to a limited number per lift as well as increasing cleaning throughout the building.
Our services to our clients
We remain committed to continuing to deliver services to all our clients at this time without interruption. There is no change to our hours of business operation and we are available to assist any of our clients in any way we can. We are maximising the use of technology to facilitate our service delivery.
With the increased spread of the virus, we have implemented further measures to exclude physical attendance for meetings unless it is deemed by the Directors to be absolutely necessary. The use of conferencing technologies, substantially increased bandwidth, combined with enhanced virtual engagement strategies, has proven to be highly successful and our engagements proceed efficiently and effectively in a virtual world.
By following the directions of our Commonwealth and Western Australian governments we are committed to supporting them in containing the spread of the virus. We also want to see our community rise again and to that end we are doing all we can to support local and small business at a time when they need us to help keep them operating and help keep people employed.
In any challenging situation there is always light and that is what leads people through. In March 2020 there was much uncertainty. In response, the company started a gratitude journal with all employees contributing each day with something they were grateful for during the initial weeks of the lockdown. It surprised everyone how much positivity can be found at times like this.
As a company we are truly grateful for the support our clients have shown us for the past 30+ years and continue to show us because it has enabled us to continue to deliver the services we are so passionate about and to pay it forward.