Duty of Care
While employees and clients are in your Care
What is your companies Duty of care???
As an employer or business owner in Australia, your legal responsibility is known as your primary duty of care in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. To meet your duty of care, you must: provide a safe work environment. ensure safe use, handling and storage of machinery, structures, and substance. (worksafe Aus)
companies have a legal and moral obligation to provide a safe working environment for their employees, which includes ensuring the workplace is clean and disinfected. (while they are being used)
This is known as the duty of care. Companies must comply with relevant occupational health and safety laws, such as the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (NSW) and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (NSW), which outline the standards and procedures for maintaining a safe working environment. This includes regular cleaning and disinfection, particularly in the context of preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Companies may also have additional obligations under workplace health and safety policies and agreements.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian businesses have an increased duty of care to protect both their employees and customers from the spread of the virus. This includes ensuring that the workplace is regularly cleaned and disinfected.
The workplace environment Your duty to provide and maintain asafe working environment includes:
Increasing your duty of care
By just changing your cleaning and disinfecting products to Microguard 5-in-one you can protect your surfaces and know your killing pathogens between cleans to 24/7.
– A lot of management and especially high level management that don’t control the on ground day to day and don’t know if their staff or cleaners are using both the supplied cleaner and disinfectant properly! Cleaning then coming back over the same surface with a disinfectant, what were told in most industries (from schools, hotels, age care, accommodation, mining and transport) is “the disinfectant stinks, we have to wear gloves and it leave streaks” So a lot of business without the upper management teams knowing, they aren’t disinfecting! all they are doing in moving dirt around Not Killing Anything!
To increase your overall protection, removing smells and bring proactive stopping mould from growing, adding a easy area treatment one every 3months your can protect all surfaces to minimise surface transmission.
Show everyone your meeting your required level of Duty Of Care and display the Microguard shield on all protected areas, on marketing material and your website.