CILT Friday Factsheet 5

Well, I hope that you and your family are coping with your isolation; yippie for level 3 !

When we hear some relevant supply – chain information, we will produce a Friday Factsheet for members.  Please provide any updates that we can circulate to others.

CILT NZ Annual Awards event – date change.   See:  The CILT NZ Annual Awards event was timed to coincide with the CILT International Convention in Perth in October 2020.  This has now been delayed by 12 months so CILT NZ has changed the date of its event to be further from the long weekend.
Our event will now be on the 14th of October 2020 – this year in Auckland.  
CILT 2021 Perth International ConferenceThis event has been moved from October 2020 to 20th – 22nd June 2021 due to Covid-19. Details are light at the moment, but you can have a look at for details as they come to hand.  
Regular Covid-19 Updates  To see how the numbers are tracking, you could look at:  
CILT International Zoom Call   More CILT International webinars soon!Held on 22.04.20 with 100+ participants from CILT sections around the world.

Never before has the first and last mile been so important.

All countries appear to have gone into various lockdowns at similar times and providing subsidies and recovery plans.

The common theme appears to be that as awful as Covid-19 is, most countries are using it as an opportunity to reset and come up with innovative operating procedures. This includes ongoing risk reduction and supply chain stability.
Supplier management   Zoom Call with Alan Day from “State of Flux”    90% of companies surveyed did not include a pandemic in their risk management planning.

NZ has good communication – however many of our suppliers manufacture in countries that have poor pandemic communication.

Look at the availability of healthy workers at the suppliers, their financial viability, demand shocks and the organisational preparedness of the entire supply chain – including the logistics of product movements. Are you a customer of choice for your key suppliers?

Supply impact might not hit NZ until 2-3 months as consumption of buffer stocks will be faster than some replenishments. This will encourage a bigger focus on local production – now and in the future.

Sustainable and ethical procurement is still important even when we are struggling to get a supply of goods.
Summary of Level 3 requirementsThe goal is to stop Covid-19 entering your workplace – the secondary goal is, if it does get it, stopping the spread – so:

With workers, agree the rules and procedures that will be implemented to achieve the above – document.

Ensure workers (including contractors) are inducted into these rules.  This could include a “Declaration” being signed that workers will not come to work if they feel that they have symptoms or that someone in their bubble has symptoms.

Establish a cleaning protocol for common areas such as door handles, lunchroom, toilets, tools, forklifts and clock in machines.

Re-design work stations to ensure at least 1 meter between workers at all times – ideally two.  Take into account break times/locations and people who are mobile when they work – e.g. maintenance crew – and in meetings.

Ideally, inwards goods are left away from our people and if possible, for 72 hours.

Most importantly, document who is on-site when and therefore who would they have come in contact with. This information needs to be accurate and easy to publish.

Agree that if anyone shows any symptoms at work, they will be sent home immediately.
Working from home ongoing?  Can an employee force it? Probably not as this would require a variation to an Employment Agreement which would require mutual agreement. May need to include factors such as what if a drop in productivity is noticed.

This could result in lower cost for the employer in terms of office space, office equipment and the provision of car parking.

Reduction of costs to the employer in terms of print cost – many people have proven that they don’t need to print as much now.

Workplace hazard change – need to include household hazards.

Should employers pay a “home allowance” to cover the cost of internet and tea/coffee/washroom supplies.

IT security may also be a factor.

Environmental improvement – less pollution, waste, printing etc.
Feedback gratefully receivedIt is very nice to get the feedback on these Factsheets from CILT.  We are pleased that many of you are getting value from them.  

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Most of this information was provided to CILT through speaking to our members; if you have anything to add, please let me know –

Keith Robinson                    

CILT NZ President        24th April 2020