Further to our advice to members
yesterday morning related to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, we have been
advised that the State of Emergency and Public Health State of Emergency
declarations issued on 28 June 2021 have been updated with respect to the
definition of Essential Workers.
It is now much clearer that
building surveyors are Essential Workers who fall into one of the following
It is also possible that
consulting building surveying services might be covered in that; organisations that provide urgent
services necessary for the health and safety of any person, animal or premises;
performance of emergency plumbing services, Centrelink services and foodbanks)
are also defined as essential workers.
For information on the
development of COVID Safety Plans, please click here.
Members may need to consider
establishing plans for persons who must continue to work in an office rather
than from home as well as plans related to the conduct of work on remote
It is imperative that members
ensure that they do all they can to support the efforts that the West
Australian government and the broader construction industry are making to
minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the community and the economy of Western
Australia. If you are involved in moving between multiple worksites, your role
in prevention of spread is particularly vital.
We will continue to monitor the
situation and update you as and when we are able. Please ensure that you keep
yourself informed of any changes in this situation as we may not be able to
respond immediately when things do change.