McGrath Limited is proactively trying out a safe working environment should the need for staff to work remotely arise in the wake coronavirus outbreak.
While the real estate company hasn’t been impacted by the crisis internally, McGrath CEO Geoff Lucas said they want to proactively plan and test operating systems to ensure the business continues to run smoothly should the crisis worsen.
“We believe this is a prudent and wise measure to mitigate the risks of spread of COVID-19 in light of the World Health Organisation’s advice for governments and businesses to step up their containment efforts,” Mr Lucas said.
“We have been keeping a close eye on any developments with the coronavirus as the health of clients and staff are of the utmost importance.
“We have developed a range of contingencies should the situation requires, however we have not found it necessary to implement any measures at our open homes inspections and auctions at this point.
“We are fortunate in having recently implemented new enhanced technology platforms so our sales teams have advanced tools to service clients remotely, quickly and safely.”
McGrath’s team operating from its Pyrmont Headquarters as well as six sales offices in the real estate business’s Sydney Metro precincts will take part in the trial for a 24-hour period on Monday 16 March.
Mr Lucas added that the company has urged its team to be aware of increased hygiene practices, including regular use of hand santisers and refraining from handshaking, as precautionary measures.