Why the construction industry is ‘essential’ during lockdown
The construction sector will be classed as essential workers under the snap seven-day lockdown.
It’s led some to question why that industry is allowed to operate, while others are not.
Danni Hunter, Victorian Executive Director Property Council of Australia, said construction had a proven track record.
“Our members and the construction industry, more broadly beyond just unionised sites, have a deep culture of compliance,” she said on 3AW Drive.
“We have very stringent industry guidelines that have been updated, I think, 13 times by the whole sector and are implemented across the board.
“We’ve never had an outbreak of any significance on a work site and we’ve done a lot of work with culturally and linguistically diverse messaging out from the industry to the workforce to help people understand their responsibility and safety measures they need to take.”
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