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The Federal Government has contacted NIBA to indicate that every sector needs to prepare to operate in a COVID safe manner once restrictions are removed, including through the development of protocols.
NIBA CEO, Dallas Booth said, “NIBA has been asked to urge all sectors to expedite work to get ready. To help with this process, extensive information is available on the Safe Work Australia (SWA) website and from state and territory WHS authorities.”
“We urge all brokers to familiarise themselves with this information, and to share the information with your clients where appropriate.”
Examples include applying effective social distancing and hygiene measures and supporting arrangements for vulnerable workers. This applies both to insurance broking firms and their staff, and to the operations of clients.
The Safe Work Australia website contains detailed information for office work, as well as a wide range of other business activities. This includes information on how to assess and deal with potential COVID-19 risks in the workplace prior to the resumption of normal activities.
You can find the key considerations for undertaking risk assessment in this document.
The Queensland Chief Health Officer has confirmed that insurance assessors and builders are considered ‘essential workers’ during the Greater Brisbane snap lockdown.
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A test case launched by the Insurance Council of Australia to examine the application of certain infectious diseases exclusions in business interruption policies will be heard by the NSW Court of Appeal.
The federal government has announced that it will continue to provide regulatory relief for businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis