Update - WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY WELLBEING POLICY - EXPOSURE TO CORONAVIRUS POLICY

Evening,

At this stage I am on target to provide the full Employer Coronavirus Support Kit by tomorrow. This will mean that we, as in our clients and HRGS will be ready for all aspects in meeting both State & Federal Government requirements as they increase stages. This kit is being prepared for worse case scenario of total shutdown.

We have changed numerous aspects from the previous version, these changes include the following provisions:

Do not attend work

You must not attend work and you should not engage with other employees, volunteers, contractors and visitors if:

  • you have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were exposed, or until you obtained a medical clearance from a doctor
  • you have left, or transited through to any country, that travel warnings have been issued by the Australian Federal Government you must isolate yourself until 14 days after leaving that country, or until you obtained a medical clearance from a doctor
  • you been in close contact with someone who is believed or currently being assessed of COVID-19, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were potentially exposed, or until you or the person who was potentially exposed obtains a medical clearance from a doctor
  • visiting a place where a high group or cluster of confirm COVID-19 cases have occurred, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were exposed, or until you obtained a medical clearance from a doctor
  • if someone in your home is sick with coronavirus like symptoms, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were potentially exposed, or until you or the person in your home who was potentially exposed obtains a medical clearance from a doctor
  • If you have visited a family member or family friend who is showing coronavirus like symptoms, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were potentially exposed, or until you or the family member or family friend who was potentially exposed obtains a medical clearance from a doctor
  • living in shared accommodation arrangements with other employees or people or persons who have recently travelled through to any country, that travel warnings issued by the Australian Federal Government, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were exposed, or until you obtained a medical clearance from a doctor

Following the requirements of the Australian Federal Government you must isolate yourself for 14 days, if you a demonstrating symptoms similar to the coronavirus, or some you know or live with someone, that you have been in close contact with who is or are demonstrating symptoms similar to the coronavirus. IF IN DOUBT, DO NOT ATTEND WORK and follow the directives from the Australian Federal Government regarding social distancing.

What do I need to do if I am living in shared accommodation?

If you are living in shared accommodation arrangements with other employees or people or persons who have recently:

  • been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were exposed, or until you obtained a medical clearance from a doctor
  • left, or transited through to any country, that travel warnings have been issued by the Australian Federal Government you must isolate yourself until 14 days after leaving that country, or until you obtained a medical clearance from a doctor
  • been in close contact with someone who is believed or currently being assessed of COVID-19, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were potentially exposed, or until you or the person who was potentially exposed obtains a medical clearance from a doctor
  • who have visited a place where a high group or cluster of confirm COVID-19 cases have occurred, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were exposed, or until you obtained a medical clearance from a doctor
  • If they have visited a family member or family friend who is showing coronavirus like symptoms, you must isolate yourself at home for 14 days after you were potentially exposed, or until you or the family member or family friend who was potentially exposed obtains a medical clearance from a doctor

Follow the requirements of the Australian Federal Government, isolate yourself for 14 days, if you a demonstrating symptoms similar to the coronavirus, or some you know or live with someone, that you have been in close contact with who is or are demonstrating symptoms similar to the coronavirus. IF IN DOUBT, DO NOT ATTEND WORK and follow the directives from the Australian Federal Government regarding social distancing.

Commitment to actions:

The involvement of all employees at every level is required to achieve workplace health and safety objectives.

If an employee is found to have breached this policy, and or does not follow or carry out this lawful and reasonable policy, at a minimum an employee maybe stood down without pay, suspend or provided a formal warning.

If an employee is found to have deliberately breached this policy, and or does not follow or carry out this lawful and reasonable instruction, <insert company name> considers that their conduct is serious misconduct, <insert company name> will immediately terminate their employment, based on their conduct being:

  • serious misconduct, being intentional, wilful and deliberate wrongdoing;
  • wilful refusal to obey a lawful and reasonable instruction; and
  • incompetence and neglect, by placing others in the workplace in serious health repercussions, including death
  • caused a serious and imminent risk to the reputation, viability or profitability of the Employer's business in that intentionally, wilfully and deliberately attended work risking all those in attendance of being exposed to the coronavirus.
  • caused a pandemic of fear amongst those of whom you work closely with and those who share common areas with.
  • they refused to carry out a lawful and reasonable instruction that was consistent with your contract of employment, and in the circumstances your continued employment during a notice period would be unreasonable.
  • caused a serious and imminent risk to the health or safety of all personal in the workplace
  • was wilful or deliberate behaviour by you that is inconsistent with the continuation of your contract of employment.

Regards

HR Global Solutions

 

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