Comply with your WHS duties while COVID-19 restrictions easing
You might be enjoying some relief from COVID-19 restrictions, but the WHS duties of a person conducting business and undertaking (PCBU) continue. This may mean taking steps above and beyond public health directions to eliminate, so far as is reasonably practicable, the risk of workers and others in your workplace contracting COVID-19.
While you must comply with any public health orders or directions that apply to your business, your WHS duty is to do all that you reasonably can to manage the risks of a person contracting and/or spreading COVID-19 in your workplace.
Your WHS duties apply even when there are no public health orders or directions. Having said that, the members are encouraged to continue implementing the COVID-19 safe control measures across your work sites, including, but not limited to:
Consultation is required under the WHS legislation. It is important that you comply with your workplace consultation process when implementing new control measures. Remember to check your enterprise agreement, applicable award, contract, or workplace policy to ensure that consultation process is followed.