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Cyber Security

Cyber Security Tips and AdviceThe following content is based around the Small Business Cyber Guide and the Easy Steps Checklist pubslished by the Australian Cyber Security Centre. For more comprehensive information visit www.cyber.gov.auOn 6 August 2020, the...

Recent NSW Work Health & Safety Law Reforms

Recent NSW Work Health & Safety Law Reforms The NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011 was amended on 10 June 2020 [Amendment (Review) Bill 2020 (NSW)], with a number of significant reforms introduced.  The key changes to the WHS Act include: The introduction of a...

Vehicle Daily Checks

Vehicle Daily Checks The operator of a heavy vehicle is responsible for ensuring that each vehicle is roadworthy. A daily check is a quick visual inspection that can be undertaken on a heavy vehicle prior to leaving the yard, depot or rest area. The NHVR have released...

Coronavirus Detection and Prevention

Coronavirus Detection and Prevention Information from NSW Department of Health and the World Health OrganisationSymptoms of COVID-19Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, runny nose and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with...

Peace of Mind (Part 3) – Why TigerFleet?

Peace of Mind (Part 3) – Why TigerFleet? TigerFleet is a leading fleet management and compliance tool, with over 20 years of consultative development between industry experts and a range of transport companies. Our software platform has evolved to become a market...

Peace of Mind (Part 2) – Understanding Cloud Technology

Peace of Mind (Part 2) – Understanding Cloud Technology In part one of this discussion on data protection and technology we looked at some of the ways that you can protect your personal data while browsing the internet and shopping online. This part looks at the shift...

Peace of Mind (Part 1) – Protect Yourself and Your Data

Peace of Mind (Part 1) – Protect Yourself and Your Data Our personal data is everywhere, and we can no longer afford to be blasé about our data security – if we are not taking proactive measures to prevent the use of our personal information, we are opening ourselves...

Notes Screen Searchable

Notes Screen Searchable Did you know that the notes you make in the TigerFleet Management Vehicle's and Employee's Notes screens are now searchable?    We thought that this would be a great place to store all of the information that just doesn't have anywhere else to...

2020 Vision

2020 Vision Wow! January is already over – only 11 months left in 2020, so we had better get cracking! Before we do though, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the turbulent times that Australia has faced since the end of 2019. We have seen terrible bushfires...

Trailer Tracking That Works

Trailer Tracking That Works Transform Data From Your Fleet Of Trailers Into Valuable Information To Help Your Company Make And Save Money Complete Visibility Into Real-Time Operations Designed specifically for trailers, our Wireless Links trailer tracking devices...

Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, runny nose and shortness of breath.

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

How COVID-19 is spread

    Human coronaviruses are spread from someone infected with COVID-19 to other people in close contact

    • through contaminated droplets spread by coughing or sneezing, or
    • by contact with contaminated hands, surfaces or objects.

    When COVID-19 symptoms appear

      The time between exposure to the virus and the first appearance of symptoms is typically 5 to 6 days, although it may range from 2 to 14 days.

      For this reason, people who might have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

      To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (or the flu):

      • wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
      • cough into your elbow or into a tissue and immediately put the tissue in the bin, and
      • if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).

      When to get tested for COVID-19

        Testing for COVID-19 is recommended for:

        • anyone returning from overseas travel who develops symptoms within 14 days of return
        • people who have been in close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 and develop symptoms within 14 days of last contact  
        • people admitted to hospital with severe respiratory infection, even if they haven’t returned from overseas travel.

        How COVID-19 is diagnosed

          Infection with COVID-19 is diagnosed by finding evidence of the virus in respiratory samples such as swabs from the back of the nose and throat or fluid from the lungs.

          Samples for testing can be taken:

          • directly by GPs, or
          • at private pathology sites across NSW suitable for collection of COVID-19, or
          • at public hospitals across NSW.

          How COVID-19 compares with the flu

          The Five Steps to Kicking Out Caronavirus (from the World Health Organisation)

          The World Health Organisation has advised that the five most important things you can do to protect yourself, other staff and the public are:

           

          • wash your HANDS regularly
            • using soap and water (at least 40 seconds is recommended)
            • using an alcohol-based handrub, particularly if hands are not visibly soiled, (a minimum 20 seconds is recommended) – on road operators and drivers should carry additional handrub.
          • practice good respiratory hygiene/etiquette. cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing with a tissue or inside of ELBOW, and dispose of tissue immediately into a sealed container or biohazard bin
            • wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, or handling contaminated tissues
            • turn your head away from others when coughing or sneezing
          • avoid touching your FACE, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth (even if wearing gloves)
          • maintain a DISTANCE of at least 1 metre from other people
          • stay at home if you FEEL unwell or have symptoms of acute respiratory infection, wear a surgical face mask when in the presence of others who may be at risk, and seek medical care if you exhibit respiratory distress

          Keep Yourself Updated with the Facts (not everything you read on the internet is true!)

          We urge everyone to take steps to maintain their health and wellbeing, and to help Stop the Spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The health authorities are continually updating advice on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), and we recommend that you all keep yourselves updated with the information on the Australian Government Department of Health website – www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert