COVID-19 Risk Assessment

A collection of resources and documents to assist you manage your WHS Obligations during this pandemic.


What controls should employers put in place to manage the risk of exposure to COVID-19?

The latest physical distancing measures can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health website. As a result of these measures, a number of restrictions are now in place on the range of venues and activities that businesses may operate.

For those businesses that are still able to trade, you must still implement appropriate controls to manage the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

What you can do to manage the risk will depend on your workplace and the work that you do. However, three key things you can do are to:

  • maintain good hygiene and cleanliness of the workplace
  • implement physical distancing – keeping everyone at the workplace physically apart, and
  • use protective personal equipment (PPE) appropriately.

There might be other controls that would minimise the risk of infection, such as delaying non-essential tasks. There is no one size fits all approach.

The important thing is that you:

  • actively consider the context of your business, that is, the workplace, the work carried out there, your workers and others who come into the workplace, and
  • do what you reasonably can to eliminate or minimise the risk of the people at your workplace contracting COVID-19.

For further information on risk management, see the model Code of Practice: How to manage work health and safety risks.

If you need help deciding what you need to do at your workplace, contact us.

COVID-19: Risk Of Exposure

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