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COVID-19 Safe Work Policy

 

March 05, 2020

PURPOSE

Here at City Building Services, we are committed to ensuring a safe work place for all of our staff on site, in the office and as well, our clients under our obligations of the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (NSW).

In order to prevent and minimise the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain a safe working environment and healthy workforce we have created this policy to ensure that all staff and clients are aware of the measures being undertaken by City Building Services.

AIMS:

This policy aims to 

  • Provide our staff and clients with suitable protection and control measures to ensure a safe working environment, reduce potential transmission among personnel.
  • Provide ongoing advice and education to maintain healthy business operations.
  • Provide confidence to clients health and safety protocols are in place to ensure safe site visits ongoing into the foreseeable future.
  • Follow Australian Federal Government – COVID-19 Advice at  www.health.gov.au
  • Follow NSW Government  – COVID-19 Advice at   www.health.nsw.gov.au  

WORKING AT HEAD OFFICE

Management at City Building Services encourages all staff working in our head office to comply with all current Australian Federal Government and NSW Government health advice and guidelines to maintain a safe working environment and business operations.

Controls include

  • Social distancing, maintaining Australian Government guidelines of 1.5m distance between themselves and other team members.
  • No hand shaking. Cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue, not your hands. 
  • Thorough hand washing throughout the day with soap and water.
  • Hand sanitiser provided in the office for all staff.
  • Wipe down personal equipment after use.
  • Antibacterial disinfectant spray to be used to wipe down high traffic and touch point areas.
  • All external visitors are to sanitise their hands prior to entering the premise.
  • Personnel who are sick or who have symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath are to stay home. Notice located on office door prior to entry.

Additional measures

  • Any staff member feeling unwell, presenting flu like symptoms, or having been in contact with someone who has returned from overseas in the last 14 days will not attend our work place or site visits.
  • A company Zoom account is available to limit the need for face-to-face meetings.  
  • Personnel are advised to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

EXTERNAL SITE VISITS

Team members at City Building Services attending any external sites are to comply with the current Australian Federal Government and NSW Government health advice and guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Controls include

  • Clients to be contacted where possible, to determine if they or anybody on the site have suspected symptoms or have been infected with COVID – 19 for our staff safety.
  • Company vehicles are regularly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Maintaining Australian Government guidelines of 1.5m social distancing rules.
  • Thorough hand washing throughout any site visit with disinfectant/sanitiser.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

Additional measures

  • As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and new health advice and guidelines become apparent, City Building Services will ensure that all up to date information will be distributed amongst our teams to ensure maximum safety measures.  

INTERNAL SITE VISITS

Team members at City Building Services attending any internal sites are to comply with the current Australian Federal Government and NSW Government health advice and guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Controls include

  • Clients to be contacted where possible, to determine if they or anybody on the site have suspected symptoms or have been infected with COVID – 19 for our staff safety. City Building Services reserves the right to refuse to continue work should there be any potential of contamination.

  • Company vehicles are regularly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Maintaining Australian Government guidelines of 1.5m social distancing rules.
  • All staff provided with N95 face masks. Additional PPE provided if clients require staff to wear other forms of protection, i.e; safety glasses, hand gloves.
  • Thorough hand washing throughout any site visit with disinfectant/sanitiser.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Additional measures

  • Wherever possible, the premises being attended by City Building Services should be vacated by clients and any required doors or windows to be left unlocked.
  • Ensure site visits are kept in a timely manner to reduce unnecessary time on site.
  • To maintain a safe workplace and a healthy workforce, the client should guarantee that any area our surveyors need to enter internally will not have clients nearby that have, or have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and new health advice and guidelines become apparent, City Building Services will ensure that all up to date information will be distributed amongst our teams to ensure maximum safety measures.  
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

EDUCATION & COMPLIANCE

Our team will adhere to the above policy to ensure safety of our clients.

Our management will ensure that our team is updated with new information and guidelines delivered by government authorities as soon as it becomes apparent.  

REVIEW

This policy will be reviewed and amended on a regular basis in accordance to any new guidelines provided by governing authorities.

For any information regarding this policy or concerns, please contact our HR & Marketing Manager on (02) 8599 7435 or via email – admin@concinnity.com.au.

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