WHS Regulators require employers to have a plan in place to respond to the issues created by a pandemic including:
To assist organisations to comply with these obligations Ai Group have developed a Pandemic Preparation, Response and Recovery Guide.
The information on this page includes key steps to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the impact of COVID-19 on the workplace.
Each step or topic contains tools, information and resources to assist businesses in carrying out relevant pandemic planning, response and recovery activities.
Ai Group can help to review your COVID-19 plan, find out how we can assist.
Appoint a pandemic disease manager or develop partnerships and plans with local service providers.
If workers are to maintain a clean work area, employers must enable them with appropriate resources and equipment.
Mental health issues need to be approached in a sensitive and pro-active way.
It's important that everyone understands the changes that will be occurring in the Response phase.
Apply measures identified through risk assessments in the Preparation Phase.
Ai Group can assist facilitating business changes such as reduction in worker hours, stand downs or redundancies.
Reiterate your approach to support workers through mental health issues.
It's important that everyone understands the changes that will be occurring in the Recovery phase.
Coordinate the stand down of risk control measures.
Manage the transition back into normal business arrangements.
Mental health support needs to be emphasised across every phase.
Communicate with staff regularly as changes progress.
If you need additional support, please contact your local health advice service.