In the face of outbreaks of the Delta Strain of COVID-19 around Australia, and the significant disruption and closures of construction in some States, the building and construction industry in Western Australia has released updated Guidelines for the management and control of COVID-19 within the WA Construction Industry.

These Guidelines have been developed with input from businesses, industry bodies, and Unions and represent a ‘whole of industry’ body of knowledge for the effective control of COVID -19 within the construction industry here in WA.

CFMEU State Secretary, Mick Buchan, praised the work that all the organisations involved had put in and the way in which so many Unions and Industry Associations had put aside differences in the interests of protecting and supporting the whole WA construction sector.

“In the end, we’re all part of one industry and we need to protect it for everyone’s sake” Mr Buchan said.

“We’ve been working closely with individual builders and reputable industry bodies to make sure our industry stays running. But we’ve said all along that it can only be that way if it’s done right.”

“The last thing we want here in WA is the type of site closures and lockdowns that are absolutely decimating some projects in the Eastern States. We must keep COVID out of our State and out of our construction sites.”

“These industry guidelines can help do that and they show what can be done when people work together to protect and promote a fair, safe, profitable and secure industry for everyone involved.”

A copy of the new guidelines can be downloaded from the CFMEU website at wa.cfmeu.org/file/covid-19-wa-construction-industry-guidelines.