Construction and tradespeople
Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your construction, trade or home maintenance business, or for construction sites.
Follow the steps below to ensure your business, staff and customers stay COVID Safe.
Keep your business COVID Safe
Under WHS law, all employers or businesses are required to assess and manage the risk of COVID-19 to workers and others in the work environment.
To understand the risks to workers and other persons, employers must consider the risks associated with COVID-19 in the context of their workplace, including the physical layout, the work carried out at the workplace and interactions between workers and other persons who attend the workplace.
Employers are then required to implement reasonably practicable control measures to manage the risks of COVID-19 specific to their workplace (this may include a vaccination requirement for workers). Visit SafeWork NSW for more information.
Employers and businesses must also ensure they comply with any mandatory requirements under NSW public health orders.
Developing your COVID-19 Safety Plan
These COVID-19 Safety Plan template outlines actions you can consider taking to minimise the risk of a person with COVID-19 entering the workplace and spreading it to other people.
There may be other actions you take to manage the risk of COVID-19 in your workplace, based on your specific environment and hazards. It’s up to each workplace to identify appropriate control measures and to comply with public health orders and WHS law.
Employers should consult with workers in developing their COVID-19 Safety Plan and share it with them when it is finalised.
How to complete the COVID-19 Safety Plan
Fill in your business details and select your business type.
You may need to review current NSW Health guidance on the following areas before completing your plan:
- keeping workers safe
- physical distancing
- guidance on ventilation
- self-isolation and quarantine.
Following your risk assessment, outline the actions you will take in each section to manage the risk of COVID-19 in your workplace.
Once you complete the COVID-19 Safety Plan, select the print button to print the plan or save as a portable document format (PDF).
Remember to keep a copy of your COVID-19 Safety Plan on your premises.
Keep your COVID-19 Safety Plan up to date
It’s important to monitor the evolving rules and restrictions and keep your COVID-19 Safety Plan up to date.
Employers should continually assess the health and safety risks to their workers and others in the work environment, and implement control measures as required.
Watch how one construction business became COVID Safe