COVID-19 and the Construction industry

The Construction industry has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Lockdowns, social distancing, heated “no jab, no job” debates and protests in several states – most recently Victoria – have all taken their toll.

Employee sentiment towards vaccinations

ELMO’s quarterly Employee Sentiment Index revealed the proportion of workers uncomfortable working alongside unvaccinated colleagues in the Construction industry is 65%. In addition, vaccination passports have also been welcomed by 80% of construction workers in Australia.[1]

Wellbeing and safety

Wellbeing and safety form a critical part of the employee / employer relationship. Despite the disruption of the past 18 months, organisations need to continue operating without jeopardising the wellbeing and safety of their employees – that’s a fundamental employer responsibility.

This guide will take a look at the needs of construction workers, and how to prioritise employee wellbeing and safety in the sector.

[1] ELMO Employee Sentiment Index, July-September 2021

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