COVID-19

How ATG is keeping you safe

Australian Transit Group has implemented a range of controls to combat the effects of the virus and maintain a safe workplace for all staff and other stakeholders. These controls must continue to be applied accordingly and include, depot and vehicle sanitisation, what products and how to use them for cleaning, social distancing, holding of meetings and toolboxes, managing staff who are close contacts, managing staff with COVID-19 symptoms or have COVID-19.  

Workplace Health and Safety Policy

WHAT ATG IS DOING

OUR EXPECTATIONS

RESOURCES

What we are doing

At Australian Transit Group, our aim is to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. ATG is deeply invested in all the risk and safety aspects of COVID-19 introducing measures in order to keep all ATG employees, customers and contractors safe.

To help ensure we serve our customers and community with the highest standard of safety and care the following actions have contributed to ensuring we do our part to slow the community spread of the virus.

We will continue to play our part in reminding our community of the importance to be vigilant in achieving and maintaining these goals.

STAY HOME

Safety

We continue to manage and encourage unwell staff to seek medical advice and self-isolate, as well as ask our customers to stay home if they are feeling unwell.

PERSONAL HYGIENE

High standard of personal hygiene

Our offices and vehicles have been equipped with hand sanitisers and handwashing prompts to help our staff to be extra vigilant and adopt best practice hygiene measures.

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Social distancing

We have implemented workplace guidelines for social distancing and interaction between and amongst all employees.

HYGIENE

Sanitised workplaces and vehicles

We have created clear disinfecting and hygiene procedures for the cleaning of buses and premises. See below for further information on products and procedures.

MASKS

Wearing a mask

Wear masks at all times when mandated to minimise the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19 based on the chief health officers requirements at the time.

PROOF

Vaccinations

All employees, current and future will be vaccinated against COVID-19 in line with Government and Company mandates, including receiving a booster vaccine when eligible.

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Sneeze & Cough Etiquette

Safety ensuring everyone follows the correct cough and sneeze etiquette or does not come to the workplace if feeling unwell.

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QR Codes

Are visible on all buses for contact tracing purposes, we encourage all our staff, contractors and clients, to scan in.

Our Expectations

We all have to work together to keep everyone safe. The expectation is that vehicles, workplaces and communities are presented in a clean manner and sanitised to a level that protects against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

ATG has a social responsibility to our communities and following the guidelines, rules and best advice will ensure that we continue to prosper as a company.

In Vehicles

ATG has procured various disinfectants and hand sanitisers that are approved and recognised as being effective against the COVID-19 virus and have made these available at each depot. These are the only cleaning materials to be used for the sanitisation of the vehicle.

Training guides and instructions have been developed and communicated to all employees in relation to the effective disinfecting of vehicles.

Travelling with us

Avoid direct contact with other passengers and driving staff

Practise clean hygiene and utilise hand sanitisers onboard

Use correct cough and sneeze etiquette and dispose of any rubbish correctly

Drivers can manage School Students by requesting them to wear masks at all times whilst on the bus as well as isolating the immediate seats behind the drivers' cab.  

If undertaking charters, drivers should ask all passengers to wear masks whilst travelling on the bus and isolate the seats directly behind the drivers' cab 

In Premises

Regular cleaning in Premises must continue with an enhanced disinfecting taking place alongside the normal cleaning regime. This means that all surfaces, communal areas, toilets sign-on stations, admin offices, multi-use devices such as tablets, phones, ticketing equipment, must be regularly disinfected.

Social Distancing in Vehicles

Ensure seating arrangements are allowed for social distancing, minimising the opportunity for overcrowding to occur.

Two seats directly behind the driver are to be left vacant at all times, except on School Bus services or school charters, where all seats to be used if necessary.

Entry and exit into vehicles are managed where possible – first on moves to rearmost seat available, first off from the front of the bus.

Cleaning Procedures

The presentation and cleanliness of vehicles is a key essential for any public transport business and under current COVID-19 conditions, this is even more important. The expectation of all our clients is that vehicles are presented in a clean manner and sanitised to a level that protects against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

ATG has procured various disinfectants and hand sanitisers that are approved and recognised as being effective against the COVID-19 virus and will continue to make these available at each depot. These are the only cleaning materials to be used for the sanitisation of the vehicle.  

All vehicles will be ‘fogged’ every two (2) weeks with the approved disinfectant.  Further to the fogging of vehicles, all hard surfaces are to be cleaned daily with an approved cleaning product.

QR Code and Vaccinations

We ensure all guests can scan into the WASafe App via the QR codes provided on each bus.

We will comply in accordance with public health orders, state and territory mandates as well as the definition of being Fully Vaccinated.

  • All ATG employees will be fully vaccinated
  • We will monitor and record the vaccination status of all existing and new employees
  • We will make this information available to necessary clients and agencies
  • We will continue to monitor public health, government and clients advice and guidelines as well as changing legislation.

We will align policies and processes to public health, government and clients advice and guidelines, as required.

Resources

ATG resources including product details, procedures and protocols.

For the latest information on the pandemic COVID-19, we refer to the additional range of available resources below:

ATG supports the download of the Australian Government’s COVID Safe App.

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