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Guide for COVID-19 cleaning for construction and other workplaces

Safe Work Australia has published a guide on routine cleaning, as well as cleaning and disinfection if a case or suspected case of COVID-19 occurs in a non-healthcare workplace.

The guide has recommendations for cleaning construction industry workplace items. Bollards, hoses and scaffolding/formwork should be cleaned and disinfected at least daily if frequently touched and cleaned weekly with detergent if infrequently touched.

Ladders and power and hand tools that are frequently touched should be cleaned and disinfected between shifts or users. Infrequently handled ladders should be washed with detergent weekly. For power and hand tools, refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations or use isopropyl alcohol-based wipes and sprays for both everyday and weekly cleaning.

Read the guide at safeworkaustralia.gov.au.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s COVID safe plan outlines how amenities must be managed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Employers can also refer to the ‘Work health and safety during COVID-19: Guide to keeping your workplace safe, clean and healthy (PDF, 0.4 MB)’ for guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

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Read more on Keeping your workplace safe, clean and healthy during COVID-19.