Information sharing for the Construction Industry relating to the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Coronavirus outbreak poses challenges for the construction industry at present. Despite the challenges, construction remains an important activity and it is a high priority that Transport for NSW project sites remain open and work progresses to reduce further economic impacts.

TfNSW and Infrastructure NSW are committed to supporting our construction industry partners during the challenges associated with the Coronavirus outbreak.

This webpage includes documents provided by our industry partners, to promote the sharing of information on the steps being taken to reduce the impacts associated with Coronavirus, so that together, as an industry, we keep people on our construction sites and workplaces, safe and healthy.

This webpage also includes links to the latest Coronavirus information from government agencies, including Infrastructure NSW, Health agencies, SafeWork and COVID-19 Legislation (Public Health Orders, Environment & Planning Orders, Acts of Parliament and Regulations).

This webpage will be continually updated.

Document listing

Thank you to our industry leaders for making this information available to the construction industry. We encourage you to cascade this information throughout your supply chain and we will continue to make available any COVID-19 documents provided to TfNSW.

Doc Ref. No.

Document Source 

Date Issued (or received if document is not dated)

Document name

Type of document (Plan, Procedure, Tool, Information)

Summary of content

1

TfNSW

Issued 8-4-20

COVID-19 - Information needed for confirmed cases - FINAL - Paul Stathers 8-4-20 (DOCX, 69.85 KB)

Tool

Concise outline of COVID-19 confirmed case management requirements within TfNSW including information required by TfNSW incident management team (IMT) following a new confirmed case (2 pages)

2

TfNSW

Issued 27-3-20

Assurance Process - COVID-19 - Paul Stathers 27-3-20 v1.3 (DOCX, 66.89 KB)

Tool

Assurance process for verification of implementation of new ways of working with COVID-19

3

Ventia

Issued 23-3-20

003. CORR-PLRP-VNT-TFNSW-CORR-00.pdf (PDF, 457.15 KB)

Procedure

Outlines work practices to be implemented at a project level in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus in line with Government Health advice (7 pages)

4

Haslin

Received 15-4-20

SEQ-CL-005 Weekly Site Safety Environmental and sustainability Inspection Checklist inc COVID-19 at point 32 ex. Haslin.doc (DOCX, 1.5 MB)

Tool

General Safety Environmental and sustainability Inspection Checklist including COVID-19 checks at item #32 (16 pages)

5

Haslin

Received 15-4-20

Attach2 COVID-19 Management Plan (PDF, 193.1 KB)

Plan

Haslin Constructions Covid-19 Management Plan (6 pages)

6

Haslin

Received 15-4-20

Covid 19 Worker Induction Declaration (PDF, 417.54 KB)

Tool

Worker declaration that they are not sick, have not recently returned from overseas and have not been in contact with unwell family members or others.  It is intended to be completed prior to entering site (1 page)

7

Haslin

Received 15-4-20

Covid 19 Visitors Screening (PDF, 417.81 KB)

Tool

Visitor self-declaration that they are not sick, have not recently returned from overseas and have not been in contact with unwell family members or others.  It is intended to be completed prior to entering site (1 page)

8

CPB

Received 15-4-20

1 CPB Intranet COVID-19-Factsheet (PDF, 253.66 KB)

Information

COVID-19 factsheet (2 pages)

9

CPB

Issued 6-4-20

2 CPB Coronavirus Toolbox Talk - Condensed version (PDF, 955.3 KB)

Information

Concise Toolbox talk on COVID-19 (6 pages)

10

CPB

Issued 7-4-20

3 CPB Coronavirus Toolbox Talk (PDF, 1.76 MB)

Information

Toolbox talk on COVID-19 (21 pages)

11

CPB

Received 15-4-20

4 CPB Coronavirus Poster (PDF, 72.96 KB)

Information

COVID-19 poster (1 page)

12

CPB

Received 15-4-20

1. Mandatory Health Declaration (PDF, 200.84 KB)

Tool

COVID-19 Mandatory Health Declaration – worker (1 page)

13

CPB

Issued 7-4-20

2. Mandatory Health Declaration Toolbox Talk (PDF, 1.13 MB)

Information

Toolbox talk on COVID-19 Mandatory Health Declaration (11 pages)

14

CPB

Received 15-4-20

1. CPB Social Distancing Poster (PDF, 300.8 KB)

Information

Social Distancing Poster (1 page)

15

CPB

Issued 8-4-20

2. CPB Knowledge - COVID-19 Transporting People in Vehicles (PDF, 642.19 KB)

Information

Provides guidance on the actions to minimise the risk of workplace infections of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); specifically, it relates to transporting people in vehicles (6 pages)

16

CPB

Received 15-4-20

3. CPB Social Distancing Checklist (PDF, 308.07 KB)

Tool

Social Distancing Checklist (1 page)

17

CPB

Received 15-4-20

4. Sticker - Hard Hat

Tool

Design for hard hat sticker to reinforce social distancing requirements (1 page)

18

CPB

Received 15-4-20

5. Example - What Good Looks Like - Crib Rooms and Pre-Starts (PDF, 235.18 KB)

Information

Visual examples of good practices for crib-rooms and pre-start sessions (1 page)

19

CPB

Received 15-4-20

High touch surfaces - poster

Information

Poster reminding people of the risk of infection through shared high touch surfaces and the need for good personal hygiene (1 page)

20

CPB

Received 15-4-20

1. CPB Hand washing hygiene poster (PDF, 515.43 KB)

Information

Hand washing hygiene poster (1 page)

21

CPB

Received 15-4-20

2. CPB Clean and Disinfect Poster (PDF, 623.76 KB)

Information

Clean and Disinfect Poster (1 page)

22

CPB

Received 15-4-20

1. CPB Self-Isolation Poster (PDF, 309.22 KB)

Information

Self-Isolation Poster (1 page)

23

CPB

Issued 8-4-20

1. CPB Tool - COVID-19 Confirmed Case Checklist (PDF, 207.88 KB)

Tool

COVID-19 confirmed  case management requirements within CPB following a new confirmed case (6 pages)

24

CPB

Received 15-4-20

1. CPB Work From Home Checklist (PDF, 234.85 KB)

Information

Work From Home Checklist (4 pages)

25

CPB

Received 15-4-20

2. CPB Work From Home Ergonomic Guide (PDF, 586.91 KB)

Information

Work From Home Ergonomic Guide (12 pages)

26

CPB

Received 15-4-20

CPB - Gryphon Psychology COVID-19 Information Sheet (PDF, 171.98 KB)

Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the Stress and Anxiety (3 pages)

27

CPB

Issued 10-4-20

1 CPB Procedure - Manage Risks Associated With COVID-19 (PDF, 120.83 KB)

Procedure

Managing Risks Associated With COVID-19 (4 pages)

28

CPB

Issued 6-4-20

2 CPB Protocol - Minimising the risk of COVID-19 - Leaders Guide (PDF, 446.05 KB)

Procedure

Provides guidance to minimise the risk of infections from COVID-19 in the workplace. This protocol will also assist in minimising disruption and uncertainty should any site identify a potential exposure risk or encounter a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a CPB workplace. (10 pages)

29

CPB

Received 15-4-20

3 CPB Protocol International Travel COVID-19 (PDF, 136.4 KB)

Procedure

CPB Protocol International Travel COVID-19 (1 page)

30

Georgiou

15-4-20

COVID-19 Management Plan (PDF, 2.77 MB)

Plan

This COVID-19 Management Plan outlines the principles and processes Georgiou will apply during the Coronavirus pandemic.

31

Georgiou

Received 16-4-20

COVID-19 Contact Scenario Flowcharts 08042020 (PDF, 286.87 KB)

Procedure

Flow charts outlining process to follow in relations to responding to COVID symptoms or contact with a person with symptoms

32GeorgiouReceived 16-4-20Physical Health VideoInformationShort video - Looking After Your Physical Health
33GeorgiouReceived 16-4-20Mental Health VideoInformationShort video - Looking After Your Mental Health
34GeorgiouReceived 16-4-20Financial Health VideoInformationShort video - Looking After Your Financial Health
35WSPReceived 20-4-20COVID-19 Pandemic Plan RevB (1) (PDF, 141.23 KB)PlanThis plan is designed to help WSP in Australia prepare for, manage and recover from a COVID-19 pandemic

36

Seymour Whyte

Issued

1-4-20

Working From Home Guide for Leaders 010420_001 (PDF, 4.7 MB)

Procedure

The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance to Seymour Whyte’s Managers on working from home arrangements being implemented because of Coronavirus. The intent of this guide is to minimise overall business disruption and provide consistency in our approach to implementing productive and transparent working from home arrangements (61 pages).

37

Seymour Whyte

Issued

23-3-20

20200323_Coronavirus-SeymourWhyte MANAGING THE RISK (PDF, 1.33 MB)

information

Coronavirus – managing the risk poster (1 page)

38

Seymour Whyte

Issued

23-3-20

20200323-Coronavirus-SeymourWhyte-TAKE-CHARGE-PROTECT-YOURSELF (PDF, 235.17 KB)

information

Coronavirus – take charge protect yourself poster (1 page)

39

Seymour Whyte

Issued

23-3-20

20200323-Coronavirus-SeymourWhyte-VISITORS (PDF, 755.58 KB)

information

Coronavirus – visitors: managing the risk poster (1 page)

40

Seymour Whyte

Issued

23-3-20

20200323-Coronavirus-SeymourWhyte-WASH-YOUR-HANDS (PDF, 968.46 KB)

information

Coronavirus – hygiene: managing the risk poster (1 page)

41

Seymour Whyte

Issued

6-4-20

C-19_Confirmed Case Reporting Spreadsheet_200406 (XLSX, 47.36 KB)

Tool

Spreadsheet to help in the management of confirmed cases (3 worksheets)

42

Seymour Whyte

Issued

20-4-20

Coronavirus A guide for Leaders v4 (PDF, 373.88 KB)

Procedure

The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance to Seymour Whyte’s leaders on the actions to be taken to minimise the risk of Coronavirus workplace infections. The intent of the guidance is to minimise overall business disruption and uncertainty should a Seymour Whyte office or project identify potential exposure risks to the virus (18 pages).

43

Seymour Whyte

Issued

31-3-20

CR2SM Recovery Plan_310320 (DOCX, 457.58 KB)

Plan

The purpose of the Coronavirus Event and Recovery Management Plan is to provide the CR2SM Management Team with a clear plan of the intended approach to partial and full site closures in a Coronavirus-related event.

This plan assumes that all risk management and mitigation measures have been in place to protect CR2SM employees, sub-contractor and suppliers from contact with the virus.

Consistent with Australia’s strategic approach to emergency management, this guidance aligns to the emergency management cycle of prevention and preparedness; response (initial action and targeted action) and then Recovery (28 pages).

 

44

Seymour Whyte

Received

21-4-20

Drug and Alcohol Testing during COVID (PDF, 114.22 KB)

Procedure

Drug and Alcohol Testing during COVID-19 (1 page)

45

Seymour Whyte

Issued

23-3-20

M2W Covid 19 Management Plan_010420 (DOCX, 2.15 MB)

Plan

The purpose of this management plan is to:

- provide guidance to SSWJV’s project team on potential actions to minimise the risk of Coronavirus workplace infections;

- assist the site management team in understanding their operational and project responsibilities for managing the risks associated with COVID-19;

- outline the procedures in place to address the risks associated with COVID-19 and maintain a ‘business as usual’ approach as much as is practicable.

- minimise overall business disruption and uncertainty (31 pages)[JD1] 

 

46

Seymour Whyte

Issued

23-3-20

Upper Yarra Dam Business Continuity Plan_310320 (DOCX, 2.67 MB)

Plan

This BCP has been established to:

-provide guidance to Seymour Whyte’s project team on potential actions to minimise the risk of Coronavirus workplace infections.

-  assist the site management team in understanding their operational and project responsibilities for managing the spread and risks associated with COVID-19;

- minimise overall business disruption and uncertainty should a Seymour Whyte office or project identify potential exposure risks to the virus. (32 pages)

47

Seymour Whyte

Issued

23-3-20

Working From Home Guide for Employees 010420_002 (PDF, 3.48 MB)

Procedure

The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance to Seymour Whyte’s employees on working from home arrangements being implemented because of Coronavirus. The intent of this guide is to minimise overall business disruption and provide consistency in our approach to implementing productive and transparent working from home arrangements (35 pages).

48

Quickway

Issued

17-4-20

1. IMS-FRM-09.1 Covid-19 pandemic (PDF, 206.41 KB)

Plan

This Plan forms part of the “Business Continuity Management Plan” and deals with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Ultimately Australian Government requirements override any advice suggested within this plan (10 pages).

49

Quickway

Issued

9-4-20

3. POL-16 Working From Home Policy (during COVID-19) (PDF, 299.88 KB)

Procedure

Outline of working from home arrangements (1 page).

50

Quickway

Received

22-4-20

5. COVID-19-01 Working From Home Checklist (PDF, 193.92 KB)

Tool

Working from home checklist (4 pages)

51

Quickway

Received

22-4-20

6. Presentation QWAY (PPTX, 2.91 MB)

Information

Briefing pack on COVID-19 (23 pages)

52

Quickway

Received

22-4-20

10. 81. Utility Work during the Coronavirus (PDF, 192.42 KB)

Information

Toolbox talk - Utility work during Coronavirus pandemic (3 pages)

53

Quickway

Received

22-4-20

11. 80. Coronavirus (PDF, 122.02 KB)

Information

Toolbox talk – Coronavirus (3 pages)

54

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group Coronavirus Toolbox All Workplaces pdf (PDF, 435.61 KB)

Information

Toolbox talk – COVID-19 (13 pages)

55

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland COVID-19 Campaign Handbook 2020 (PDF, 889.2 KB)

Procedure

COVID-19 Workplace Action Handbook – a simple guide for manager in the steps to take to manage COVID-19 risks (6 pages)

56

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group Working from home checklist for our people (PDF, 223.87 KB)

Tool

John Holland Group Working from home checklist (3 pages)

57

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group Workplace guidance for facilities and activities (PDF, 169.67 KB)

Procedure

This document helps workplaces apply the new requirements for COVID 19 at their sites and facilities, especially hygiene and social distancing measures. It updates and replaces previous versions, based on the latest infection control and government guidelines (8 pages).

58

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group COVID-19 Checklist (PDF, 82.17 KB)

Tool

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)  SAFE WORKPLACE CHECKLIST (3 pages)

59

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group Covid-19 Confirmed Case Communications Action Checklist (PDF, 215.97 KB)

Tool

COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASE COMMUNICATIONS CHECKLIST (7 pages)

60

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group What is SocialDistancingPoster (PDF, 417.35 KB)

Information

“What is social distancing?” poster (1 page)

61

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group Keeping Your Distance Posters (PDF, 22.02 KB)

Information

“Keeping Your Distance” poster (1 page)

62

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group Protect Yourself and Others Posters_ (PDF, 847.21 KB)

Information

“Protect Yourself, Protect Others” poster (4 pages)

63

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group Stop the Spread at Workplace Toolbox V5 (PPTX, 1.16 MB)

Information

“Stop the Spread” presentation pack (10 pages)

64

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group COVID-19 Confirmed Case Guide (PDF, 127.83 KB)

Information

COVID 19 Confirmed Case: Workplace Response – Brief (2 pages)  - a simplified guide for workplace managers when notified of a CONFIRMED case of COVID-19 (2 pages)

65

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group COVID-19 Exposure Guide (PDF, 178.21 KB)

Procedure

Table containing directions on steps to take for various exposure scenarios (3 pages)

66

 

John Holland Group

Received

22-4-20

John Holland Group Workplace Cleaning Guidance (PDF, 82.28 KB)

Procedure

Workplace Cleaning Guidance for John Holland Workplaces (3 pages)

67

Ventia

Received

22-4-20

COVID-19 Physical Distancing Guidance (PPTX, 2.25 MB)

Information

Advice on physical distancing as a control against COVID-19 infection (9 pages)

68

Ventia

Received

22-4-20

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk all workers_FINAL (PPTX, 4.93 MB)

Information

Toolbox talk – managing the impact of COVID-19 (15 pages)

69

Ventia

Received

22-4-20

COVID-19 Use of Respiratory Protection Guidance (PPTX, 2.07 MB)

Information

Presentation pack on COVID-19 & Use of Respiratory Protection Guidance (11 pages)

70

Ventia

Received

22-4-20

Travelling for work guidance (PPTX, 1.4 MB)

Information

Travelling for work guidance (8 pages)

71

Ventia

Received

22-4-20

Vehicle Cleaning and Sanitisation (PPTX, 2.21 MB)

Information

Vehicle Cleaning and Sanitisation (7 pages)

72

Ventia

Received

22-4-20

Ventia Healthy Minds Leaders Guide_TfNSW (PDF, 4.7 MB)

Information

Ventia Healthy Minds Leaders Guide_TfNSW – mental health / mental wellbeing information (15 pages).

73

Ventia

Received

22-4-20

COVID-19 Cleaning Disinfection Guidance (PPTX, 1.28 MB)

Information

Vehicle Cleaning and Disinfection Guidance (8 pages)

74

Ventia

Received

22-4-20

COVID-19 Hand Hygiene Guidance (PPTX, 7.72 MB)

Information

COVID-19 Hand Hygiene Guidance (12 pages)

75

Lendlease

Received

23-4-20

COVID19 Activity Guidance Note - Combined_v1 (PDF, 2.01 MB)

Procedure

COVID19 Activity Guidance Note - Combined_v1 – covers risk management requirements for 17 activities (17 pages)

76

Lendlease

Received

23-4-20

COVID-19 RPE (PDF, 267.68 KB)

Information

Respiratory Protective Equipment Selection for COVID-19 Control (1 page)

77

Lendlease

Received

23-4-20

COVID-19 Toolbox Final (PDF, 709.44 KB)

Information

Toolbox talk – COVID-19 (12 pages)

78

TfNSW (Sydney Metro)

Issued

24-4-20

20200424 HS Alert - Face Masks_final (PDF, 353.02 KB)

Information

Health & Safety Alert - Respiratory Protection not meeting Australian Standards

Under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017, the PCBU who directs the carrying out of work must ensure that PPE provided is selected to minimise risk to health and safety, including by ensuring equipment is suitable for the nature of the work or hazard and a suitable size and fit for the individual who is required to use it and that it is reasonably comfortable (3 pages).

79

TfNSW

Issued

22-4-20

Essential driving_TfNSW (Final copy) (DOCX, 183.07 KB)

Procedure

This guideline applies to all Transport for NSW workers, including Professional Services Contractors and Labour hire employees. It applies to the use of motor vehicles specifically, however, the requirements within this document can also be considered in the context of mobile plant such as rollers, excavators, graders etc.

Whilst this guide can be used to consult with and assist Industry Partners, it is not specifically applicable to them.  This is particularly the case where TfNSW has appointed an Industry Partner/Contractor as a Principal Contractor.

These guidelines do not apply to public transport such as trains and public buses (4 pages).

Restrictions on Gathering and Movement under the Public Health Orders

The Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 sets out the restrictions on individuals and businesses in relation to certain activities.

Under Part 2 of the Gathering and Movement Order it is a reasonable excuse for a person to leave their home for the purpose of attending work if it is not possible to do that work at home.

Part 3 and Part 5 of the Gathering and Movement Order set out restrictions on gatherings and obligations of owners or occupiers of premises. Essential Gatherings listed in Schedule 2 of the Gathering and Movement Order are exempt from the requirements of Parts 3 and 5. Schedule 2 Clause 11 lists a gathering at a construction site, which is necessary for the normal operation of that site, as an essential gathering and therefore the restrictions on gatherings om the Order do not apply on site.

Disclaimer

  • TfNSW is not endorsing, approving or providing direction to others through the publication of industry partner information.  The information is provided for the purpose of sharing industry controls only and to help support informed decision making on risk management by others.
  • TfNSW does not warrant or accept liability in relation to the quality, operability or accuracy of the information. TfNSW disclaims, to the extent permitted by law, all warranties, representations or endorsements, express or implied, with regard to the information. Users who independently choose to apply this information will be responsible for making their own assessment of the information and TfNSW accepts no liability for any decisions made or actions taken in reliance of the information.
  • Industry information is being made available in a centralised location, and PCBUs must determine what is reasonably practicable, and what mix of controls will best manage the risks relevant to their operating context.
  • Information is rapidly changing (the information provided within this webpage was up to date at the time of upload), and it is necessary for PCBUs to review the most up to date information before adopting controls.
  • Industry partner information will be reviewed prior to publication and efforts made to not publish information that is inconsistent with current government standards. However, PCBUs must make their own enquiries before adopting controls. Industry partners who submit information determined not to be suitable for publication may be contacted

Last updated: 30/04/2020