Identify and implement risk controls

Last Updated: 06 Sep 2022 12:21pm

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Best practice workplace risk controls

Once you have conducted your risk assessment, you need to put in place measures to reduce the risk as far as reasonable, to protect your workers and business. The risk control measures needed will vary from workplace to workplace.

The most important risk control is to encourage workers to stay away from work if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, and to get tested.

For information on other risk controls, including vaccination, ventilation, use of facemasks, physical distancing, hand hygiene and cleaning, see Tasmanian Public Health best practice guidance.

For information specific to residential care settings (including aged care, disability care, hospitals, specialist housing and homeless services) and education/early childhood settings, see Tasmanian best practice guidance.

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Tasmanian Government resources for businesses.

Safe Work Australia resources


When a WorkSafe Inspector visits your workplace, they will ask if you have done a COVID-19 risk assessment and what measures you have put in place to minimise the risk.

You will need to show how the workplace complies with the Work Health and Safety Act 2012, and the way your control measures are working in practice.

Best practice is to document your risk assessment and measures in writing, for example in a COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan.

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