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New industry work health and safety guidelines released

Adrian Flores
Adrian Flores
19 June 2020 1 minute readShare

Safe Work Australia has released new work health and safety guidance relating to managing COVID-19 risks for a number of industries.

In a statement, the agency said it released guidance for managing risks from COVID-19 for accommodation services, mobile consultants and client engagement services, and tertiary education.

Accommodation services may include hotels and motels, caravan and camping grounds, resorts, holiday and ski lodges and youth hostels. Workplaces with COVID-19 risks in this industry may include areas where workers interact directly with customers such as service desks, concierge counters and lobbies, and closed areas such as office facilities and hotel rooms. 

Mobile consultants and client engagement services can include any consultant working in property, finance, business, immigration, marketing or management.

Safe Work Australia noted that workers in consulting generally interact with clients either at their own offices or at the client’s workplace or place of residence.

Tertiary education includes universities, TAFEs, registered training organisations (RTOs) or English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), with Safe Work Australia’s guidance primarily covering on-campus teaching activities and student accommodation.

In addition, guidance for the retail industry has also been expanded with additional information for shopping centres.

Safe Work Australia also announced its new small-business planning tool, outlining key steps and considerations for small businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To view the full guidance from Safe Work Australia, click here.

New industry work health and safety guidelines released
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Adrian Flores
Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores is the deputy editor of MyBusiness. Before that, he was the deputy editor for SMSF Adviser as well as features editor for ifa (Independent Financial Adviser), InvestorDaily, Risk Adviser, Fintech Business and Adviser Innovation.

You can email Adrian at [email protected].

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