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COVID-19 Safety Plan

Document ID No.:
ATP0019
Authorised by:
Wayne Tonner
Last Reviewed:
October 16, 2020

GUIDANCE

Well Being of Staff and Customers

EXCLUSION: Anyone feeling unwell will not be able to undertake training with Asset Training regardless of whether or not training is conducted in-house or onsite.

EDUCATION: All staff and customers will be informed of precautions that are to be taken whilst conducting training with Asset Training

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Customers are required to:

  • Complete the COVID-19 Declaration
  • Send through a negative COVID-19 test result within the 72 hour window before the course commences
  • Wear a face mask
  • Have their temperature taken upon entry into an Asset Training classroom
  • Use hand sanitiser prior to the handling of any training equipment. 

AssetTraining has the right to turn student's away who have recorded a temperature of over 37.4 degrees Celsius upon entry, if they are showing symptoms of being unwell or if they have not provided Asset Training with a negative COVID-19test prior to commencement of training.

COVID-19 Declaration

All student'swho will be attending an Asset Training course will be emailed and need tocomplete a COVID-19 Declaration in which they sate:

  • Date of training
  • Full name
  • Name of course they are attending
  • Residential address
  • If they have entered any hotspots in the last 14 days according to the latestGovernment updates (Affected NSW locations can be found by visiting https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/nsw-covid-19-case-locations/case-locations )
  • If they have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 21 days
  • If they have been told to isolate or are waiting on an COVID-19 test result
  • If they have been told to isolate or are waiting on an COVID-19 test result
  • If they are unwell

All student's will need to email a recent negative COVID-19 test result from within the 72hours window before their course commencement.

Physical Distancing

SOCIAL DISTANCING: A standard distance of 1.5 metres between all students and trainer is to be maintained whilst undertaking classroom and practical activities.  

SQUARE METRE RULE: 1 person per 4m2. The following will be used to determine the maximum number of people allowed within an area

  1. Measure the length of your space
  1. Measure the width of your space
  1. Multiply the length by the width to calculate the area in square metres
  1. Divide the area of your space (calculated in square metres) by 2 (if the 2 square metre rule applies) or 4 (if the 4 square metre rule applies) to calculate the maximum number of people allowed

Where this is not possible, and students are required to simultaneously engage in an activity that requires close proximity to others then P2 masks and gloves must be worn. As a precaution hands should be sanitised directly following the close contact activity.

Face Masks

You must wear a face mask in the below instances in all indoor areas of non-residential premises and in indoor and outdoor areas of construction sites, except when an exemption applies such as when

  • Wearing a face mask creates a safety issue or
  • There is a worksite emergency

A person may remove their mask if they are:

  • Eating or drinking
  • Communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • At work and the nature of the work makes the wearing of a fitted face covering a risk to the person's, or another persons' health and safety, or where clear enunciation or visibility of your mouth is essential

Hygiene and Cleaning

SANITISER: Hand sanitiser will always be available for use in multiple locations throughout the training centre. Where training is to be done onsite it is the responsibility of the site to provide hand sanitiser for the students and training staff. If the site is unable to provide hand sanitiser Asset Training can provide hand sanitiser at a cost to the organisation that is receiving training.

DISINFECTANT WIPES: Disinfectant wipes are available to wipe down tables, keyboards, monitors, phones, and other varied training equipment. Onsite equipment provided by an organisation should provide their own disinfectant wipes.

BATHROOMS: All bathroom facilities will be stocked with ample hand soap and hand towels and have posters with instructions on how to wash your hands.

FREQUENTLY USED SURFACES: Surfaces that are frequently used such as table tops, door handles will be frequently cleaned using a hospital grade disinfectant. Asset Training cleans its classroom surfaces after every training class. Cleaning staff will use gloves when undertaking classroom cleaning.

SDS: (SDS) for all disinfectant chemicals shall be located in an easily accessible location within the classroom.

Our Trainers

Our trainers are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test within the 72 hour window before any training course they will be training commences.

 Our trainers are also encouraged to get tested and produce a negative COVID-19 test result weekly.

QR Codes

From 12 July 2021, businesses and organisations will need a NSW Government QR code so that staff and customers can check in using the Service NSW app.

QR Codes will be displayed at the entrance of Asset Trainings facilities and must be used by all staff, learners, and visitors.

For those who are unable to use a QR code, the trainer will take their details and enter online.

Record Keeping

ENROLMENT FORMS: All students enrolling in an Asset Training course provide their details prior to any training as part of the enrolment process. These details are kept for up to 30 years and will form the investigative record should any COVID-19 cases be discovered within a time frame where an Asset Training course has been held. In such a case all student records will be provided to the appropriate Australian health authorities to assist with their investigations.

Please note: All enrolment forms are considered private and confidential and will only be disclosed within a 28-day time frame of a COVID incident where it is deemed necessary to contain a COVID event.

POSITIVE COVID-19 NOTIFICATION: Asset Training intends to cooperate with NSWHealth if contacted in relation to a positive case of COVID-19 at any training work place that was conducted by Asset Training, and will notify SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50.

Get Tested

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, even mild symptoms, should get tested at a COVID-19 testing clinic, even if you have been vaccinated.

As well as people who have COVID-19 symptoms, there are other people who should consider testing. This includes people who have visited a confirmed COVID-19 case location in NSW or interstate during a specific time period.

Get the facts About the Vaccine

The AustralianGovernment is providing COVID-19 vaccines to everyone living in Australia.Here’s what you need to know about booking a COVID-19 vaccine and how vaccines are tested and approved.

Everyone in NSW, everyone aged 12 years and older is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Find out who can get a vaccine now.

Vaccine clinics are located across NSW for everyone aged 16 years and over. Use the Vaccine Clinic Finder to book your vaccination appointment.

About the vaccines

Three vaccines are currently available for use in Australia:

You will receive a vaccine that is recommended for your age and other eligibility and clinical criteria.

You need the same vaccine given to you at two appointments to complete the vaccination. Two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will provide around 90% protection from hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

  • When you receive your first dose, make sure you have an appointment booked for the second dose.
  • Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine doses are recommended to be given at least 3 to 8 weeks apart.
  • Everyone in NSW can now receive their second AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) COVID-19 vaccine dose 4 to 8 weeks after the first dose.
  • If you have had your first dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) more than 4 weeks ago, contact your GP to discuss bringing forward your appointment.
  • Moderna (Spikevax) is usually given 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Find out more about vaccine doses.

Advice on COVID-19vaccines from the Australian Government

The type ofCOVID-19 vaccine you will be offered will mainly depend on your

  • age
  • risk of exposure and serious illness from COVID-19
  • whether you have any contraindications to a COVID-19 vaccine.

Contraindications are conditions which mean a person should not receive a particular medication because it may be harmful.

Advice about contraindications is provided by ATAGI and the TGA.

Medical conditions and vaccines

Ask your GP or specialist to discuss your medical history and individual circumstances if you are concerned about vaccination and the effect on existing conditions.

For the small number of people who have a contraindication to the AstraZeneca COVID- 19 vaccine, an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine(Pfizer or Moderna) is recommended.
The Australian Government Department of Health has information on medical conditions that fall into this category.

Questions about the COVID-19 vaccines

If you have a question or need information about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccines:

  • speak to your GP (doctor) to help you make an informed decision
  • complete the online form
  • call the helpline on 1800 020080 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Read frequently asked questions(FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines.

Approved COVID-19vaccines

Any COVID-19vaccines approved for use in Australia are safe and effective. Before vaccines are made available, they must be approved for use in Australia. There are strict requirements for testing and approving vaccines. This includes the TGA’s thorough assessment and approval processes for safety, quality and effectiveness.

Before a vaccine is approved, it is tested. Testing begins with laboratory research, then animal studies and finally human clinical trials.

Clinical trials must provide scientific evidence which demonstrates that the benefits of a vaccine greatly outweigh any risks.

Learn more about vaccines available in Australia.

Ongoing monitoring of vaccines

The TGA will continue to play an active role in the ongoing monitoring of any vaccines available in Australia, and has robust procedures in place to rapidly detect, investigate and respond to any emerging safety issues identified for COVID-19vaccines.

Priority groups

To best protect the community and reduce the spread of the virus, some groups of people can get priority vaccination appointments. The groups are based on:

  • potential exposure to COVID-19 cases
  • age and medical conditions
  • vulnerability or regular contact with vulnerable people.

Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander people

All Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander people aged 12 and over are eligible to get a priority vaccine through the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

Vaccine use for vulnerable people

The AustralianGovernment Department of Health has published a guide for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy.

Learn more about who can be vaccinated.

Who can get a vaccine now

Everyone aged 12year and older can now book a vaccination through the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

Health services will make every effort to help you to receive your COVID-19 vaccination. It’s important to be respectful and work with your GP to find out which vaccine is right for you.

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia regardless of Medicare or visa status.

To book an appointment, use the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

Advice for recovering COVID-19 cases

Having hadCOVID-19 doesn’t mean you can’t have a COVID-19 vaccine, but it is recommended that vaccination is deferred for up to 6 months after you have had COVID-19.

People who have had COVID-19 and want a vaccination earlier than 6 months should have a conversation with their GP. If the vaccination is deferred, medical practitioners can authorise a temporary exemption from vaccination by completing a NSW COVID-19 vaccine medical contraindication form.

Plan and Review

This plan will be reviewed regularly to ensure it reflects the current processes and procedures of Asset Training as well as current legislation requirements and public health directives. The plan will be reviewed on or before 16/08/2022