Specialist Workers in Essential Sectors COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plan - guidance
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Essential sectors with the need for individual specialist workers to enter and exit South Australia need to have a Workplace Risk Mitigation plan for COVID-19. This includes identifying potential risks, hazards and the controls in place to mitigate these potential risks.
Only essential sectors in the Cross Border Travel Direction are required to have approval by the Department of Health and Wellbeing (SA Health) about their workplace risk mitigation plan. Essential sectors are defined in the Direction:
(3) In this clause —
essential sector— the following sectors are essential sectors:
essential sector employer means an employer operating in an essential sector (or an employer carrying on the business of supplying workers to employers in an essential sector).
Cross Border Travel Direction Schedule 2 Clause 3 (3)
This is for work in SA where:
The Cross Border Travel Direction includes essential traveller categories that only require a risk mitigation strategy to be in place at workplaces.
This is not a plan that needs to be submitted to SA Health.
A risk management strategy could include hygiene, physical distancing, regular cleaning of common, frequently used areas, bathrooms and kitchens. Staff should also be informed of the business policy for illness and where possible, supported to stay home when they are unwell.
Your plan can be submitted to SA Health at Health.COVID19RiskMitigation@sa.gov.au and please email if you require assistance or have any queries while completing your plan.