11/11/2021

COVID-19 Prevention Policy

Dapcor’s commitment

Dapcor is committed to carrying out all construction works safely, and with all possible measures taken to remove or minimise risks to the health and safety of workers, subcontractors and other persons who may be affected by Dapcor’s operations. Dapcor’s WHS Management System assures compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements. WHS is paramount in all areas of our operations and this is reflected in our commitment to consult and continuously review our Policy, Programs and practice..

Prevention

Our sites in which we are conducting works such as demolition or altering the building or structure are considered to be construction sites, this is in line with the construction site definition provided by the NSW Government Guidelines.

To ensure that the workplace is defined as a construction site, any work carried out to a dwelling in which a person is residing must be separated from the building site by means of constructing walls and hoarding in order to separate the person(s) habitation of the dwelling from the construction site.

i. On Our sites that are deemed construction sites(ie. Where there is no contact or interaction with residents), we will be implementing the following rules

  • Construction workers will be required to have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine; or one dose of COVID-19 vaccine greater than 21 days. Evidence of vaccination and results will be required to be shown to the site foreman.

ii. For works in which are required to be conducted at an occupied site and deemed to be prescribed work, we will be implementing the following;

  • A tradesman will be required to have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine; or one dose of COVID-19 vaccine greater than 21 days. Evidence of vaccination and results will be required to be shown to the site foreman.

iii. Workers that test positive for COVID-19 are to immediately self isolate at home. You must self-isolate for 7 days from the date you were tested. You can only leave self-isolation after 7 days if you do not have a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath.

vi. Unwell workers are excluded from the site. It is a requirement that if a worker is unwell; sneezing; coughing; sore throat; and/or have a temperature, they must stay at home and consult a doctor and follow NSW Health advice. Unwell workers are not to come to the workplace.

vii. Hygiene is a priority. Staff and subcontractors have been reminded to be vigilant with personal hygiene. Following NSW Health advice good hygiene practice includes:

  • cleaning your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or
  • use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol.
  • cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or with a tissue, or a flexed elbow
  • avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • stay home if you are sick

viii. Mask wearing. In NSW people are to wear masks on construction sites in indoor settings. Dapcor will provide masks for all staff to use throughout their working day when required. Masks must be worn and used according to NSW Health guidelines.

x. All Dapcor projects are now registered for NSW contact tracing QR code. It’s mandatory for everyone who enters the site to checkin/out.

Customer responsibilities

i. Please phone or email where possible. We ask that all customers practice the Governments’ advice of physical distancing. Should customers wish to raise issues with Dapcor staff we ask that people email or phone the relevant staff member.

ii. Face-to-face meetings will only be scheduled if essential and in observance of Government requirements. All other meetings will be scheduled using remote technology, as required.

iii. Let us know if anyone is self-isolating or in quarantine. During our work with a customer, it would be appreciated that if the customer becomes aware of a person we are in direct contact with who is required to self-isolate in relation to COVID, please let us know. Dapcor staff will not work in areas where a person is self-isolating or in quarantine. This is really important in limiting the impact of the coronavirus spread.

iv. Identified “hot spots” Should a customer be identified as having frequented an identified Government hot spot, we request that the customer advise Dapcor as soon as possible. It is important to observe the Government’s self isolation requirements and get tested for COVID-19.

v. We will let our customer know, in cases where we are working on a customer’s project, if any on site staff test positive for COVID-19 or is required to self-isolate. We believe this is the right thing to do in observing our public responsibility.

Dapcor is taking the coronavirus and emerging issues seriously. As a Head Contractor, we will continue to observe Government advice and will proactively review emerging issues in assuring that we are applying best practice in response to the coronavirus.

Customers are encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions, as we work together in assuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all.

This policy will be reviewed as required in meeting the emerging issues and the Federal and State Governments’ directives.

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Oliver Reithmeier

Managing Director

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