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.
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.