In a bulletin to all members, ASGA, through its administration manager Kym Oakley of AiG, has assured NSW sign contractors that they come under the construction industry exemptions and can continue working. The notice cites the relevant NSW government rulings. Meanwhile, Victoria's construction industry is shut down amid violent protests.
|With ropes or down of the ground - Sign workers are construction workers|
Notice to NSW Signage Manufacturers
NSW Health states that Construction work is allowed under the current Covid restrictions. The further state that:
- 9. Construction
A construction site is a place at work, including related excavation, is being carried out to erect, demolish, extend, or alter a building or structure, or at which civil works are being carried out, but not work carried out in relation to a dwelling in which a person is residing.
So if you are working on a Construction site then all is good, providing you comply with NSW Health requirements for the location you are working in.
NSW Health states that Manufacturing:
- 8. Manufacturing
Manufacturing of building supplies to support construction is Allowed
So if you are manufacturing signage to be used on a construction site, then all is good, providing you comply with NSW Health requirements for the location you are working in.
NSW Health further state that:
- 14. Other Services
Essential services for the maintenance, safety and upkeep of public and recreational spaces is Allowed.
So if the work you are doing is required to maintain safety or the upkeep of an area open to the public, then all is good, providing you comply with NSW Health requirements for the location you are working in.
ASGA appreciates the advice given by our Risk and Compliance consultants, however, please remember if you are unsure or unclear about anything, to please contact either NSW Health on 13 77 88 or contact Fair Work Australia on 13 13 94.
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In Victoria it's another story, as Channel 9 news just reported: