As has been the situation throughout the COVID pandemic, confusion reigns supreme regarding the need for businesses to have COVID Safe Plans.
Regulations vary from State to State and members should note that Public Health Directives in some States make COVID Safe Plans mandatory for all workplaces. It is worthwhile also being aware that the maximum fine for non-compliance discovered by ACWA is up to $39,652.80 for individuals and $198,264.00 for companies.
ACWA encourages all car wash operators to better understand their obligations by heading to their State health service website. Alternatively, save yourself the trouble and simply head to the ACWA website, log in and download your FREE COVID Safe Plan here https://acwa.net.au/members/car-wash-operator-member-services/covid-19-member-updates/ . The plan has been prepared specifically for the car wash industry by ACWA’s OHS experts at Eastman Lynch and, is available FREE to members.
Help protect the industry by ensuring your site is COVID safe. Many States have avoided the industry closedowns experienced in some parts of Australia. However, ACWA takes this opportunity to remind everyone that, just one case of COVID 19 linked to a commercial car wash in ANY State, could have a devastating impact on the industry.
And frankly, it’s not just about compliance and license to operate; each of us has a moral obligation to protect the community we serve.
So, please play your part in ensuring that car washing contributes to community safety by downloading and implementing your COVID safe Plan today!