COVIDSafe Plan for construction
Construction services businesses must abide by current restrictions, which are summarised below.
Current restrictions for construction services
Updated: 1 March 2021
- Unless workplace- specific capacity limits apply, any shared space, or publicly accessible space, in a workplace must apply a density quotient of when electronic record- keeping capability is in place, such as the . If electronic record- keeping is not used, a density quotient of one person per four square metres applies. See relevant information for workplace specific capacity limits.
Record keeping applies to all Victorian workplaces.
- employers must of all workers and visitors who attend the workplace for longer than 15 minutes, including first name, contact number, date and time of visit and areas of the workplace visited
- employers are strongly encouraged to use electronic record keeping for this purpose. This includes the
- employers must keep records to show . This includes keeping logs created during the time of directions being in force in line with record keeping requirements, including work premises rosters, time and attendance records and payroll data.
Frequently asked questions - COVIDSafe Settings
Updated: 2 March 2021
Read below for frequently asked questions (FAQs) by businesses in the construction sector.
What are the current face mask requirements?
Face masks continue to be mandatory in some locations, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies.
Can construction work operate during COVIDSafe Settings?
Yes. All construction operations can continue, both residential and non-residential, and regardless of the number of tenancies.
All work should enable physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres between workers and occupants. Quotations are also permitted.
Can retirement villages carry out refurbishments on properties?
Retirement villages can carry out internal and external refurbishments when properties are vacant or occupied. All work should enable physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres between all workers and residents.
Will the HomeBuilder eligibility period be extended due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Can workers work from display homes and land sales offices?
Workers can work from a display home or land sale office specifically to show a client the property, or for marketing purposes including photography, videography and styling. Tasks that can be completed remotely should not be undertaken at a display home or land sale office.
What documentation do I need to operate in the construction industry?
A must be in place for every business in Victoria and made available for inspection if requested by WorkSafe or other relevant authorities. A business that operates multiple sites must have a COVIDSafe Plan for each site.
Can site inductions be held indoors?
What documentation is needed in addition to my COVIDSafe Plan?
In addition to your , worksite operators must keep records of all workers and visitors to the site. Records should be kept for 28 days. This is so that contact tracers can investigate who was potentially exposed to a confirmed case.
Reviewed 02 March 2021