Lote Notes May 2020
Lote Notes Special Edition
March 2020, Vol 001, Issue 02
Lote Notes: Special Edition
Darwin surmised that those who survived were not the strongest or the largest but those most able to adapt. Assessing the situation as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, and adapting to continue with our services delivery has been at the forefront of our actions during these last few weeks. In all of this, we continue to make mistakes and learn from each other. There is great merit in taking a collegiate approach to navigating these unprecedented times.
To this end, we at Lote Consulting are releasing this Special Edition of Lote Notes in order to share our experiences, learn from trusted resources, and reach out to like-minded partners as we adapt to provide fire safety and security services in a changing market, where restrictions may slow down construction, but connected technologies and collaborative effort can still drive the planning and design process for many projects.
Best Wishes 
Dr Amer Magrabi
Managing Director - Lote Consulting Fire | Risk | Security
Site Inspections during the COVID-19 Pandemic
“Lote’s commitment to maintaining our standards on deliverables has enabled us to evolve and maintain our service despite the circumstances. To this effect, Lote acted pre-emptively and decisively to implement measures such as social distancing and working from home, while remaining vigilant about our client projects, stakeholder engagement, site inspections and delivery timelines.”
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Fire Safety & Security services in the NSW Building Industry: Legal context and application
“The planning system in New South Wales (NSW) includes building regulation and certification. A key part of this is sustainable development and ensuring that buildings are safe and meet all the performance expectations, both at the time of construction and throughout their effective life cycle.”
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Building and Construction Industry: Minimising the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19
The number of workers on a construction project can vary significantly between projects and from day to day. Where workers work closely together it increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19. You must therefore do everything that is reasonably practicable to keep workers a safe physical distance apart of at least 1.5 metres while they are onsite. Check out this publication from Safe Work Australia (SWA) for a more comprehensive list of measures.
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Preparing for a Pandemic: Review Business Continuity Plans Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Organizations worldwide have been reacting to the recent coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, in a variety of ways, from restricting nonessential employee travel to cancelling large events. The possibility of a pandemic has the potential to disrupt workforces, supply chains and economic activity in the months ahead. So, it is with a sense of urgency that prudent organizations review and update their business continuity plans to insure their operational resiliency. To learn more, see this article by the Risk Management Monitor.
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Threat Update: COVID-19 Malicious Cyber Activity
This update by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is designed to raise awareness of increasing COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity and provide practical cyber security advice that organisations and individuals can follow to reduce the risk of being impacted.
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Working from Home Checklist
Has your business transitioned into a ‘working from home’ model? Be sure to check out the following checklist of considerations for short-term working from home arrangements by Comcare. Please note, the following considerations should be seen as minimum requirements only. Employers may have more detailed working from home guidance in their organisations that should be used in conjunction with this checklist.
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Check out our resources regarding the COVID-19
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