As part of the Vic govt construction reopening plan, there are a number of things you need to do, including a new requirement to complete a CovidSafe declaration form.
Prior to Tuesday 5th October
- Site operators must complete a COVIDSafe construction declaration form before the site reopens.
Update your COVIDSafe Plan and discuss it with your workers.
- Workers can enter a site to improve crib facilities, receive deliveries and for site re-induction.
From Tuesday 5 October – information for small scale construction sites
- Sites are capped at five people plus a supervisor.
- All workers must have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- You must record the name of the worker, their vaccination status, who sighted evidence of compliance, the date the evidence was sighted, and what the evidence was.
- You are not required to store a copy of the evidence provided by the worker.
- If your workers are unsure how to provide evidence of their vaccination status, please send them to this link.
- When your workers scan into the site using the HazardCo app, they are asked to confirm “I meet all local vaccination requirements and declare my evidence (if required) to be valid at the time of submission.”
- All workers on site must have an Authorised Worker Permit signed by their employer and it must be carried by the worker at all times
- Workers on small scale construction sites may travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria to work if they are fully vaccinated (had two vaccinations).
- Crib rooms may be used, provided they meet the best practise guidelines.
- A Covid Marshal is required to check everyone scans in, meets the vaccine requirements, and follows the CovidSafe plan
- The Covid Marshal does not need to be a site manager – any worker can complete the online training and be a COVID Marshal.
- The Covid Marshal online training takes 20 mins. The course may refer to being suited to freight and delivery drivers as the Vic govt is in the process of updating it for the construction industry, however it’s still valid.
- For small-scale construction and early stage land development sites, a COVID Marshal could be in charge of multiple sites and does not need to be on-site at all times.
When will restrictions ease?
When the Victorian population reaches 80% per cent double dose (estimated 5 November):
- Workforce restrictions that limit the number of workers onsite and movement between sites will be removed, if those workers are fully vaccinated.
- All construction workers must be fully vaccinated by 13 November.
You can view more information and FAQs here. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our advisory team if you would like further information on the Covid-19 restrictions and how they impact you. Give us a call on 1800 954 702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.