Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to become flexible and adaptive in the way they operate. This is important for business continuity and the protection of the health and safety of employees and site visitors.
Contractors are also covered by the obligations on a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU or employer) to provide a safe work environment under Work Health and Safety legislation. Because of this, they must be considered as part of any organisation’s planning, policies, and procedures.
As Australian travel and business restrictions begin to relax, and as infection control is embedded into the new ‘business as usual’, it is critically important to revisit your existing prequalification requirements for contractors. Businesses should verify that the process adequately accounts for infection control and COVID-19 specific risk management considerations.
Cm3’s tools for the management of COVID-19 contractor risks
The Cm3 platform includes a number of tools that can be used to assist in the collection and communication of vital information as part of management of COVID-19 and infection control related risks.
Distribute Contractor Communications
From your client dashboard, you are able to email your contractors with a message or announcement. You are also able to include attachments such as your policies or Action Plan.
You are able to require contractors to make a declaration prior to coming to site. For example, “We declare that we have a process in place to respond to employees who have been exposed to COVID-19”.
Cm3 allows you to make client resources available for contractors to access such as documents, policies, and procedures.
Request Business Documents
It may be necessary to collect documentation from contractors. To do this, you are able to use Cm3 to request that your contractors provide a business document for managing COVID-19 such as a COVID Response Plan.
OnSite – Site Access & Inductions
Use Cm3 OnSite to configure your COVID-19 awareness, symptoms, and vaccination screening at a global level, and require contractors to repeat it each time they check-in.