Business guide to Coronavirus

New toolkit to help businesses get back to work safely

As the Australian economy steadily reopens, a new online toolkit has been launched to provide detailed guidance for businesses and workers on how to stay safe from COVID-19.

The Safe Work Australia (SWA) website has been transformed into a centralised information hub, which can be easily searched using a handy content filter to find work health and safety guidance relevant to 23 specific industries.

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, said the gradual easing of restrictions meant it was essential to have access to up-to-date information about how to stay safe in the workplace.

“The SWA website brings together all the information businesses and workers need into one centralised hub, providing users with fast and easy access to detailed guidance that is directly relevant to their specific industry,” Mr Porter said.

“That includes guidance about physical distancing, personal protective equipment, worksite cleaning, how to conduct risk assessments and design emergency plans, as well as providing case studies to help explain how to manage the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace.”

The website gives users easy access to guidance that is directly relevant to their specific industry.

It includes guidance about physical distancing, personal protective equipment, cleaning, workers’ compensation, how to conduct risk assessments and design emergency plans, as well as providing case studies to help explain how to manage the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Go to COVID-19 Information for Workplaces and filter the content using the new drop-down menus to find information and resources tailored for:

  • employers, small business and workers
  • the industry you work in, and
  • the health and safety topic that you would like information on.

You can also use the search bar to find specific COVID-19 WHS content or browse through the information for your industry.