This article was originally published by the Housing Industry Association on 9 December 2021.
Today the Government released the Mandatory vaccination - building and construction workers FAQs.
The FAQs provide clarification on the requirements relating to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in the building and construction industry.
Members are reminded that in order to continue to be permitted on a building and construction site workers must have had:
HIA has made considerable efforts in lobbying for further clarity for builders in how they can meet the proof of vaccination requirements for their contractors.
In a win for industry, a builder or person in charge of the workplace will not be required to sight or retain a copy of a contractor’s vaccination certificate.
Instead, the FAQs set out that a person in charge of a building site may put in place a majority of the following:
What would be considered reasonable in one set of circumstances would not necessarily be the same as others. For example, a different approach may apply to those that attend a building site on a regular basis as opposed to those that attend sporadically, such as delivery drivers or food vendors.
Employers will be responsible for collecting and securely storing proof of vaccination or exemption from their employees. The approved forms of proof include:
If requested by an emergency officer or nominated officer, a worker must provide evidence of their vaccination status or exemption in the above-listed forms.
This information does not need to be produced immediately, but should be provided as soon as practicable after the request is made.
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