Race to Save Businesses in Rapidly Testing Times

1 million RAT tests land for desperate Australian businesses as the race becomes rapid to help businesses with dual challenges of extreme staff shortages due to the massive lack of Rapid Antigen Tests as well as also facing possible legal liabilities around providing a safe workplace.

Adding to the headache’s businesses are also finding not all TGA approved Rapid tests are the same, with 3 levels of sensitivity and false readings becoming common, companies are unintentionally allowing Covid positive employees to continue to work or sending healthy people home to quarantine for 7 days without work due to false readings.

Nationwide Auction house Lloyds Auctions have landed over 1 million “Very High Sensitive” TGA approved Rapid Antigen Tests and are offering them urgently to help desperate businesses keep their doors open and navigate the workplace health and safety issues that are looming.

“We are supplying large businesses large quantities whilst still keeping some supply aside to cater for the smaller businesses, local government and education organisations,” said Mr. Lee Hames, Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions.

“Our auction division has already started to see the financially devastating effects of this pandemic on Australian businesses, and as one of Australia’s leading online auction businesses we have a very large logistics division who have “stepped up” to allow us to now become one of the largest providers of rapid antigen tests in the country.  We are proud to be able to supply this service to business,” Mr. Hames continued.

“Businesses are being led down a very dangerous RAT hole right now due to the lack of supply of highly sensitive Rapid Antigen Tests available, leaving directors who can possibly be held liable as pressures rise to comply with Workplace Health & Safety Guidelines,” stated Mr. Hames.

“Over in the UK we are seeing businesses facing legal and insurance issues for COVID-19 infections in the workplace where businesses are barely coping to open their doors and keep their businesses running as it is,” continued Mr. Hames.

“Australia unfortunately will see these types of scenarios happen more often without a proper Rapid Antigen Test program in place, so I urge businesses to prepare yourselves right now for the long term, get bulk Rapid Antigen Tests now” Mr. Hames declared. 

The bulk supply is dropping by the minute but businesses can head to the Lloyds Auctions website here to purchase the Rapid Antigen Tests or contact family@lloydsauctions.com.au or call 1800 456 588 for a custom quantity of Rapid Antigen Tests for delivery until supply runs out. 

Scott Webber

Head Of Valuations

Accredited Senior Appraiser

Licensed Auctioneer

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)


Scott Webber is one of the founding partners at Lloyds and has worked for the company from its inception in 2004. In that time Scott has been a Licensed Auctioneer and Qualified ASA Valuer. Prior to Lloyds, Scott was a Farm Manager at Cubbie Station in Queensland, he has an earthmoving and agricultural background.

Scott is heavily involved in daily valuations. He acts for a wide range of clients and vendors including Insurance companies, Financiers, Insolvency Practitioners, Government branches, Joint Ventures and Alliances, large companies, and private individuals. Scott personally co-signs and oversees every valuation report completed by Lloyds. On average the Lloyds valuations department conducts over 500 appraisals per financial year.

Scott has managed many auctions and private sales, previously completing an approximate average of 400-800 traditional auction lots per week. Given that the Lloyds system is now online, traditional auctions are very minimal and are completed in a simulcast method, to comply with contracts we have with major government departments. Although Scott’s focus is currently Valuations, he still oversees and runs auctions weekly on a wide variety of assets from motor vehicles to very specialised process lines.

Scott offers a wealth of experience as an Auctioneer and Valuer in all aspects of Valuations and Asset Disposals.

Having headed disposal programs for Major Infrastructure Alliances, Joint Venture partnerships and Government projects throughout Australia, Scott has a wide range of experience in the Civil Construction, Earthmoving, Manufacturing and Agricultural sectors offering a “turn key” service from start to finish.

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