PBT Covid - 19 Update - 21st September (vs3)
The safety and wellbeing of our customers, suppliers and staff is our top priority. With the Government announcing Auckland will transition from Level 4 to Level 3 on 22nd September we would take this opportunity to remind our customers of the processes and procedures we have implemented to give you confidence that we are operating and utilising a best practice safety approach to protect our customers and our staff in this new environment. The processes detailed below came into effect mid August and will not change under Level 3 restrictions
Delivery of Signature required freight:
PBT drivers will remain two metres away from other people at all times. We will not take signatures; if you are there, we will ask you for your full name as received and proof of delivery. If not there at the time, we will leave you a card left, and return your freight to our depot.
Delivery of Non-Signature required freight:
PBT drivers will remain two metres away from other people at all times. We will not take signatures; if you are there, we will ask you for your full name as received and proof of delivery. If not there at the time, we will leave your freight in a safe place for when you return.
PBT Counter activity at Branch level:
PBT Branches in Auckland are closed for freight collections and drop off. Arrangements need to be made with your local branch to collect or drop off freight that otherwise would have happened at a branch.
In addition to these procedures, all PBT staff (including employees, Owner Drivers and Contractors) have been notified of the following:
- Strictly following the measures outlined by the Ministry of Health are the best way for everyone to protect themselves and each
- If any staff are feeling unwell, particularly flu like symptoms, it is important to stay home, and seek and follow medical advice if/when needed. In line with our standard HR policies, we require Medical Certificates to confirm people are fit to return to the
- We are supporting all staff to comply with the recommended social distancing and increase of hygiene procedures including the regular use of hand sanitisers and
PBT uses electronic GPS monitoring to maximise fleet efficiency as well as ensuring the safety of our staff and contractors. This system also provides us with historical information and data on the physical movement of our trucks and vans throughout New Zealand. In the event that contact tracing is required, PBT will be able to provide our customers with relevant and accurate information on an as required basis.
We would like to thank you for supporting us to keep people safe. Please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions.
Ministry of Health phone number - For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453