The ACT Small Business Commissioner, Michael Schaper, has confirmed what most of us suspected — that Daylight Savings has been extended because of the Commonwealth Games.
The time adjustment will now take place in the early hours of Sunday 2-APR-06 instead of a week earlier when it would usually finish.
Dr Schaper says small businesses should have a contingency plan in place for this change in procedure. He uses the example of if you make timed deliveries then you need to make sure the time is indeed correct.
He also gives tips for those using the diary section of Microsoft Outlook, which doesn’t know about the daylight savings extension because, like many others, it doesn’t really care about the Commonwealth Games.
*Include the time of all appointments in the subject header of any meeting booked in Outlook up until 2 April 2006
*Print a hardcopy of your Outlook calendar around this period
*Check to ensure any Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) or other similar devices do not fall out of synch with your computer