Workplace Health Guidelines
It's important to monitor advice given by the Department of Human Services and the directives set out relating to workers and their safety. This advice extends to the responsibiity of our staff, whom we require to follow these directives when considering the wider community.
The guidelines we expect our staff to adhere to ensure we are managing a safe workplace for all, are as detailed in
this policy below.
Whilst at work, continue basic prevenitive measures
Practice advanced hygiene standards including frequently washing hands with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
Cover your cough and sneeze
Dispose of tissues
Use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
Responsible desk cleanliness such as utilising cleaning wipes on keyboards/mouse and no hot-desking
Clean wipe laptops, mobile phones, car keys and other regularly used items
Ensuring that communal kitchen areas are cleaned regularly
What is CV19?
Familiarise yourself with the signs of COVID-19, as compared to other illnesses. Symptoms of Corona Virus
Employees who have returned from a country or region that is at high or moderate risk for COVID-19 should monitor their health closely and self-isolate at home for 14 days following their return.
If you are unwell, contact your health care provider to seek advice and avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).
What next, after a confirmed CV19 case?
Please report a presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis immediately to HR by email to (insert email address) with a copy of your confirmation certificate where applicable.
You will be required to remain at home where we will liaise with you on a remote working plan
We are required to monitor cases and trends for our workplace to ensure the safety of our staff, their families and visitors
Managers and supervisors must not pressure others to come to work if they are ill or need to stay at home to care for dependents
Conversely, if employees are well, they should not be pressured to stay away from work
Information for employers
Can staff go to work?
What should I tell my staff?
What precautions should I take when cleaning?
Can food and water spread coronavirus?
How can we help prevent the spread of coronavirus?
Advice for employers
The model Work Health and Safety laws
What should an employer do to protect workers and others at a workplace?
When can an employer direct a worker to stay away from their usual place of work under the model WHS laws?
What else should an employer take into account when deciding whether a worker or other people need to stay away from their usual place of work?
What are the WHS risks an employer should consider if workers are working from home?
Fairwork Australian Workplace Laws
Advice on Leave
Paid sick and carer’s leave
Unpaid carer’s leave
Long service leave
Advice on Redundancy and Pay entitlements
Redundancy pay & entitlements
Notice & final pay
Protection from discrimination at work
What employers should be thinking about
Information on what your employers should be actively thinking about
Employer obligations in response to the CV19
Protection for your employees
CV19 and protection for your empoyees