COVID-19: Cross-Border Construction Safety Alert
The construction industry has been protecting each other and our local communities by doing the right thing during COVID-19, and we need to continue working together to avoid community transmission.
SafeWork NSW and WorkSafe Victoria are continuing to work together with construction industry associations, including the Master Builders Association and Housing Industry Association, to ensure construction safety and good hygiene practices continue during the pandemic on both sides of the border.
Both regulators will continue to visit construction sites along the border region to ensure construction sites are safe and that sites are maintaining COVID-19 control measures (eg.physical distancing, access to hand washing facilities/sanitisation etc).
There are many simple steps building site managers can take to ensure that workers are kept safe so sites can continue to operate and be productive (please see links below).
For advice on the COVID-19 Health and Safety measures, visit:
- NSW.gov.au – for a COVID Safe Check, and COVID-19 Safety Plans
- NSW Government’s COVID-19 Information Hub
- SafeWork guidance
VIC – WorkSafe
We appreciate these are challenging times and we look forward to working together to keep our communities safe.
Source: SafeWork NSW