Dear members,

Today we have released an updated set of guidelines for employers and workers to assist them to manage any potential threat of COVID-19. For our industry to stay safe and open, everyone needs to observe these guidelines.

The guidelines have been developed by a united group of industry associations and unions, with guidance and assistance of the Victorian Building Industry Disputes Panel – which is part of the Treasurer’s Building Industry Consultative Council.

Importantly, these guidelines have also been informed by relevant Government authorities including WorkSafe and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

It is great to see that many in our industry have already responded; site amenities are being redesigned, social distancing policies are being implemented, hygiene leaders are providing guidance, multiple start and finish times are being used. Our workforce is responding in a committed and professional way.

However, it is now time to step up. Whether you are an employer or a worker, you are responsible for the health of those around you. Please don’t let your behaviour be the catalyst for an industry shut down.

Click here for the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry, Victoria.