100%. Our Drivers are Vaccinated against COVID-19
2 September 2021
100% of Grasshopper Environmental drivers and our Operations team have received their first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine.
With the most recent restrictions placed on customers in construction, Grasshopper Environmental had accelerated its COVID-19 vaccination program to ensure the safety of its employees and to minimise any disruptions to customers, services and jobs.
At a time where it can feel as though the only messages we receive are regarding lockdowns, tightening restrictions, and increasing covid cases, we have a positive message to share. From the very onset of the pandemic, Grasshopper Environmental has implemented processes and controls to ensure that the essential services that we provide are performed in the safest way possible- this included encouraging our employees to get vaccinated.
Regional Manager, Gavin Stewart said ‘We are pleased to achieve 100% vaccination status for drivers. Drivers are on the road and servicing customer sites so ensuring their safety was paramount. We are proud of a team that has rolled up their sleeves to join the fight against COVID-19’ Gavin said ‘Grasshopper’s vaccination program included coordination with teams and taking advantage of accelerated industry-specific vaccination programs to reach 100% vaccination’.
Grasshopper shares customers’ concerns regarding providing a safe operating environment for all parties considering the prevailing COVID-19 situation. As a result, Grasshopper has implemented several strategies to improve our collective safety and to reduce the potential of transmission.
Your Safety. Our Safety
100% covid vaccination status
All Grasshopper Environmental drivers and employees have rolled up their sleeves to join Australia’s fight against COVID-19. As of today, 100% of Grasshopper Drivers and Operations staff have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination as a minimum.
Minimising the spread
We have implemented strict hygiene practices as well as work-at-home arrangements for office staff and working bubbles for drivers to prevent transmission and to practice effective social distancing. Key measures that we have put in place include requiring our employees to stay home if they feel sick, daily temperature checks, daily QR code check-ins, rolling COVID-19 tests for drivers, regular and repeated cleaning, and hygiene protocols, ensuring social distancing is in place including segregating work teams and staggering driver shifts to minimise interaction.
All drivers and operations staff are equipped with adequate PPE including face masks and gloves for personal protection and to protect the community. Grasshopper goes above and beyond the minimum requirements by implementing daily deep cleaning and disinfectant fogging of all vehicles.
Grasshopper has switched to a contactless service replacing signatures with SMS for service confirmations.
Rapid Track and Trace
In the event that one of our employees does test positive for COVID-19, our COVID-19 Response Plan equips us to effectively manage the situation. By working closely with the relevant health authorities, we can isolate the affected employee, conduct contact tracing thoroughly and quickly and notify all customers within approximately 1 hour from a positive result.
We work with you on your contingency plan
Grasshopper has its very own contingency plans in place to ensure the continuity of services and we understand our customers will have their own. We are committed to working with you on your contingency plan and adapting our service delivery to meet your requirements. Please contact us to discuss.
Our essential waste services are critical to the sanitary, safe, and healthy functioning of our communities and we want to reassure you that Grasshopper Environmental will continue operating all waste services including collection, processing, recycling, resource recovery, and waste to energy.
We are committed to ensuring everyone’s health and safety during this time and providing you with reliable service in a safe and sustainable manner.
Stay Covid safe.