As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, it is important for businesses and organisations to review their approach to the situation, to ensure operational readiness and mitigate any risks to workplace health and safety (WHS).
All employers should now have a pandemic plan that includes revising and updating the following:
Policies and procedures around infection control, including how you will prevent and manage an outbreak
Workforce plan and business continuity plan
Regular communications and updates with staff and key stakeholders
Employee support services
Workplaces in the healthcare and aged care sector are under particular strain as staff, patients and clients are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. We have seen COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care and healthcare facilities, causing a crisis around workforce planning, not to mention health and safety.
WorkPlacePLUS is available to assist you with pandemic planning, including updating your WHS and infection control policies, and strategic planning, including updating your business continuity plan. For more information, please contact us today.