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COVID-19 Safe Workplaces Framework

Last Updated:30 Sep 2020 9:20am

Please check this page and these links regularly for updates

The Tasmanian Government’s COVID-19 Safe Workplaces Framework supports workplaces as they re-open or expand their business activities during the pandemic, while ensuring the health and safety of all Tasmanians.

The Framework encompasses Safe Workplaces Guidelines and minimum standards.

To comply with the new minimum standards, you should complete a safety plan and/or checklist. The Safe Workplace Guidelines will help you complete your safety plan/checklist.

COVID-19 Safe Workplace Guidelines

The Government has worked with stakeholders to develop industry specific guidelines to provide examples of the sorts of measures to suit businesses in each sector. Find the practical guidance tailored to your industry.

COVID-19 Safe Workplace Guidelines

COVID-19 Safety Plan templates and checklist

A COVID Safety Plan is a great way for businesses to document measures and show how they are keeping their customers, their workers and the community safe.

WorkSafe Tasmania has also developed templates to help small and medium businesses to prepare their COVID Safety Plans.

Keep your completed plans/checklist at your workplace: you do not need to submit them to WorkSafe (see How to comply below).

Please save this to your computer before you start to complete it, then you can go back to it as you need to. You can also print and complete them by hand if you prefer.

For all businesses:

For small businesses (employing fewer than 20 people):

For medium businesses (employing between 20 and 199 people):

For large businesses (employing 200 plus people): You may need to create a bespoke plan for your operations. Use the checklist and safety plan templates above as guiding documents.

All businesses may find useful the My Business's COVIDSafe Plan: National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission (external link) which also includes business planning.

COVID Safe info sheets

Information sheets

WorkSafe Tasmania has produced information sheets that explain how to meet the requirements for density, distancing and mixing/movement of people.

COVID Safe Managing density, distancing and mixing of people in your premises (PDF, 133.8 KB)

COVID Safe Cleaning, hygiene and managing mixing of members at gyms (PDF, 146.0 KB)

Watch this space: WorkSafe Tasmania is developing a COVID Safe Plan Template for Large Events. This template will support organisers planning high volume indoor or outdoor events and assist in ensuring that adequate COVID-19 safe measures have been identified and able to be implemented. The template will support all types of events and focus on identifying the required COVID-19 controls as well as clearly defining how the plan is to be implemented.

COVID Safe videos


WorkSafe Inspectors Tony and Kylie discuss what to expect when an Inspector visits your workplace and how to make your workplace COVID Safe:

Role of WorkSafe Inspectors (external link)

Cleaning (external link)

Consultation and communication (external link)

Physical distancing (external link)

Training and information (external link)

WorkSafe Advisor Ken talks through every section of our safety plan template in this webinar with Business Tas (external link).

Business Tasmania also has this video on creating a COVID safety plan (external link).

how to comply

How to comply

How to comply

Minimum standards and Public Health Directions

Managing risk

Other employer responsibilities

Other resources

New Public Health Direction and current restrictions

COVID-19 Industry specific resources

Employer resources (national): includes resources from Safe Work Australia and other agencies

All WorkSafe Tasmania COVID-19 videos (Youtube, external link)

Business Tasmania (external link)

Translated COVID-19 fact sheets in 63 languages: Australian Government Department of Home Affairs (external link)

Pandemic Plan Advice (PDF, 1.2 MB)

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