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Returning to the workplace – interactive employer tool

Returning to the workplace – interactive employer tool

The Fair Work Ombudsman has developed a new online tool to help businesses emerge from COVID-19; the Returning to the workplace – interactive employer tool.    

The new tool guides employers to the information they need as they reopen, scale up and adapt their operations to be COVIDSafe. It is designed to help businesses understand the steps they need to take and key considerations about workplace rights and obligations when returning to the workplace, scaling up their operations and adapting their business as coronavirus restrictions change. 

The tool is designed to be intuitive and easy for employers to use. Employers will:

  • select the stage that their workplace is at (e.g. reopening, scaling up or adapting) 
  • select the topic they want to know more about (e.g. lifting a stand down, using flexible working arrangements, reopening safely, checking paperwork or staying up to date).  

The tool then provides tailored information based on the employer’s selections and links to detailed information available on the FWO’s coronavirus website. There is also relevant referral information to other government websites on topics outside FWO’s jurisdiction, such as health and safety in the workplace and developing and implementing a COVIDSafe business plan. 

You can access the tool now

The tool can be found in the ‘Tools and Resources’ menu or the Returning to work & the workplace section of the FWO’s coronavirus website.  It will be promoted in the coming weeks via a digital communications campaign.

We would appreciate if you could promote the tool through your networks as we think you members will find it very useful. 

If you have any feedback on the tool please don’t hesitate to contact Artie Colwell (Director of Digital Experience and Strategy) at [email protected] or Conrad Kotnik (Director of Behavioural Economics and Education) at [email protected]. If you would like to discuss this further, please don’t hesitate to contact me.