20 Jul WHS legislation and Covid-19
The introduction of the Covid virus into Australia has certainly had WHS/OHS professionals reaching for the legislation to ensure their enterprise is compliant with the requirements. It has been the proverbial “can of worms” for some employers because there is a balance between the rights of an individual and the legislation. For example, if we consider the legislation it says an enterprise has a duty to ensure it must eliminate the risk of exposure where reasonably practicable. Now it is the word reasonably practicable that has created the grey area for WHS/OHS practitioners. On the one hand they have to keep folk free from the risk of exposure to Covid-19 by
- Consider working from home arrangements
- Requiring workers to practice physical distancing
- Require workers to practice good hygiene
- Require workers to stay home when sick
- Cleaning the workplace regularly and thoroughly
Asa result of the Covid-19 pandemic HBA Learning Centres has contextualised several units including BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management to ensure Covid-19 and other highly transmissible virus’ are covered in great detail.
If you would like to find out more about the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and how it will help you and your work place CLICK HERE or call us on 1300 721 503!