Multiplex’s response to COVID-19 in Australia

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Multiplex’s response to COVID-19 in Australia

Multiplex’s response to COVID-19 in Australia

The health and safety of our people, the workers in our workplaces and the broader community remains our priority in these unprecedented times.

As part of our business continuity framework we have developed a specific COVID-19 infectious disease and management response plan, which includes systems to manage COVID-19 risks in all of our workplaces.

We are collaborating daily with government, unions and industry to ensure we are implementing best practice protocols to protect our people and the community.

Although workplaces currently defined as essential, including construction sites, have specific public health orders that give some dispensations due to the essential nature of the work, we are nonetheless applying Department of Health guidelines as best as we can and wherever practical.

We have put in place a number of measures in our workplaces to minimise the spread of COVID-19 including:

  • Managing illness and symptoms – we’re advising workers to stay home if they feel ill or have symptoms
  • Screening for risks – we’re directing all new workers and visitors to complete a self-declaration and advise us if:
    • they are experiencing any symptoms
    • they have been, or have potentially been, exposed to a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is suspected to have COVID-19
  • Giving regular briefings – we’re reminding workers about social distancing guidelines and COVID safety measures in on-site notices, inductions, pre-start meetings and toolbox meetings
  • Staggering breaks – we’re staggering break times for lunch and smoko to limit the number of workers congregating in one area, and we have repositioned our lunch tables to create 1.5 metres between chairs
  • Managing hoists and lifts – we have reduced the maximum number of occupants in hoists and lifts to enable appropriate distancing
  • Reducing face to face meetings – we have ensured our workforce have the resources they need to conduct meetings remotely where possible
  • Utilising outdoor spaces – we’re encouraging breaks and workforce briefings to be held in large outdoor spaces where possible and applying social distancing
  • Elevating cleaning regimes – our onsite cleaning regime includes regular cleaning of site amenities as well as common and high touch surfaces
  • Encouraging personal hygiene – we have provisions for handwashing and encourage all workers to frequently wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitiser

We thank our workforce for their positive response and commitment to these new measures. It is not easy. With the ongoing engagement of all involved we can ensure our operations, and the safety of our workforce, can continue hand in hand.

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