Safe Work Australia has created a new COVID-19 work health and safety information hub for small businesses.
The new Small Business Hub has tailored information and tools to help businesses manage risks from COVID-19 and keep people safe at the workplace.
The hub has guidance and resources for businesses transitioning back to usual operations as restrictions ease, as well as businesses that have been able to stay open safely. It also features a new series of short videos with information on key COVID-19 work health and safety topics including risk assessments, physical distancing and cleaning the workplace.
A range of other resources and tools are also available in the hub, including a small business planning tool, guidance on work health and safety duties, and practical resources including posters and checklists.
Safe Work Australia has created an infographic tool to support small businesses to operate safely and manage work health and safety risks from COVID-19.
- understanding and following public health rules and work health and safety (WHS) laws
- assessing and managing WHS risks
- ongoing review and monitoring
Go to Safe Work Australia’s COVID-19 Small business planning tool, available at www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/small-business-planning-tool-covid-19. WHS guidance for COVID-19 is also available for over 30 different industries on key topics including duties under WHS laws, risk assessments, physical distancing, cleaning and hygiene.
Check the COVID-19 Information for workplaces page available at www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces. Other resources including checklists, guides and fact sheets are also available in the COVID-19 Business resource kit at www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/collection/covid-19-resource-kit
For more information go to the Safe Work Australia COVID-19 Small Business Hub at www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-small-business