COVID-19 Resources: Safe Work Australia

Safe Work Australia has a whole range of resources available on their website related to COVID-19 and the workplace, including:

How to Keep Workers Safe

To keep workers safe and limit the spread of COVID-19, every employer should do the following at their workplace:

  • allow workers to work from home, where possible
  • ensure physical distancing by keeping a distance of at least 1.5 metres between people
  • encourage all workers to frequently wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser and to practise good hygiene
  • be aware of how to spot COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath) and make sure workers do not come to work if they are unwell
  • make sure your workplace is regularly cleaned and disinfected
  • have signs and posters around the workplace to remind workers and others of the risks of COVID-19 and the measures that are necessary to stop its spread.

For more information, see the SafeWork Australia website

Key Resources

Safe Work Australia has developed several useful resources for use by small businesses, including:

State and Territory Workplace Health & Safety Information

Each state and territory has its own Workplace Health and Safety rules and regulations. Safe Work Australia recommends that businesses check these local rules: