Employers must notify WorkSafe of COVID-19 cases: what this means for OCs.

Commencing 28 July 2020, new regulations require an Employer to notify WorkSafe immediately upon becoming aware of a Worker with a confirmed coronavirus diagnosis who has attended the workplace during the infectious period.

It is important to note that an OC may be deemed an ’employer’ where it directly employs someone to assist with carrying out it’s functions, and/or engages independent contractors and their employees.

The common property may be a ‘workplace’ where an OC’s employee, independent contractor, or their employee, steps on to it to undertake works.

Failing to notify WorkSafe under section 38 of the OHS Act can lead to fines of up to $39,652 for an individual or $198,264 for a body corporate.

Read the statement issued by SCA >

Read the full announcement from WorkSafe >

Download our WorkSafe notice.

We’ve created a notice to be placed up at the entrance to all common areas at your property. It will alert contractors and service providers of the new requirements.

For buildings with a Building Manager >

For buildings without a Building Manager >