GlobalX today announced the immediate introduction of a series of measures designed to help protect its Australian and UK workforce against the risk of infections from COVID-19.

GlobalX’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Maloney said that whilst he had taken a “hard” approach to the measures being implemented, including cutting all interstate and overseas work travel for employees effective immediately, he was not willing to compromise when it came to the health and wellbeing of the company’s employees.

“Given that most workplaces have been thrown into uncharted territory with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I have a responsibility to all GlobalX staff, customers and the wider community to act swiftly and immediately to reduce the likelihood of staff coming into close contact with others unnecessarily, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 incidents.

Some of the key mandatory measures that are already in place include a zero-travel work policy for all employees, working off-site at redundancy sites, conducting face-to face and external meetings remotely, not attending conference and mass gathering events and closing the physical doors of the office premises.

“These decisions have not been made lightly and whilst we understand the disappointment on several levels from these measures being put in place, we believe they are crucial to protect our people and broader community and are in line with the latest advice from health and government authorities which we are closely monitoring at all times.

“In addition, this week, to ensure that GlobalX is well prepared to maintain essential business services and operations in the event of a critical environmental issue, GlobalX is conducting a full end-to-end simulation test of our Business Continuity Plan, including office closures.

“Our Business Continuity Plan will be tested to its limits during the simulation exercise to ensure it is resilient enough to stand the test of a potential pandemic and enable ongoing business operations before and during the recovery; with minimal disruption to customers whilst ensuring employees’ health and wellbeing is maintained. More information available here.

“We have been investing heavily in technology for several years to bolster our systems to enable our workforce to be agile and flexible; and yet effective at the same time. So while we feel we’re well placed to navigate through this difficult period, we will leave no stone unturned to test our robustness across all areas of the business.

“Throughout all our planning and implementing of unprecedented workplace measures; our customers have been and will remain central to all that we are doing and will continue to do,” Mr Maloney said.

“This has included investment into smart cloud-based technologies that our customers will still be able to utilise 24/7 including digital signing tool SignMe and conveyancing workflow software Matter Centre.”

GobalX has created a website with COVID-19 updates, tips and Q&A’s in one central spot at:

https://globalx.com.au/covid-19/