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Health and Safety of Employees during COVID-19

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Many workplaces are changing and adapting to allow more (if not all) of their workers to undertake their work from home in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

With the ever changing landscape and various stages of lockdown being imposed by Government, here are a few quick tips for employers in relation to managing the health and safety employees:

  1. Employers are still responsible for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of employees when working from home. This means carrying out a risk assessment of the employee’s workspace. This can be done as a self-assessment by the employee. 
  2. If employees are continuing to work in an office environment, you must comply with the Health Directive’s regarding social distancing and the workplace must also increase health and safety measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19.

For more information you can also check out the Safe Work Australia website for the latest updates regarding health and safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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