COVID-19 safety requirements
CBH COVID-19 status
COVID STATUS: GREEN
We continue to operate in line with State and Federal government requirements. All our sites have the following measure in place:
- Contactless road and rail operations including contactless deliveries at our sites or fertiliser sites
Note: A change to CBH’s COVID STATUS will enact changes to the COVID-safe protocols and measures that we ask all staff, contractors, growers and visitors to follow. The change in status will be communicated via this website page, and in CBH’s Down the Line e-newsletter, and other external channels where appropriate.
Removal of COVID-19 site and office entry requirementsDue to the lifting of the WA Government mandate on COVID-19 vaccinations in our workplace on 10 June 2022, CBH decided to review its condition of entry requirements, specifically, removing the requirement for any staff or visitor to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering CBH ports, sites and offices.
CBH has sought expert, independent medical advice, and now following a consultation period with our employees, the leadership team have determined the vaccination condition of entry requirement can be safely removed.
Effective 29 June 2022, an employee, contractor or other visitor is not required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter CBH’s sites, ports or offices.
This decision has been made on the following basis:
- On 10 June 2022, the WA Government announced that the vaccine mandates would no longer apply to CBH’s workplaces,
- A significant change in circumstances since the vaccine mandates were first introduced, particularly noting that great than 95% of the WA population (12 and over) is double vaccinated and over 80% of the WA population (aged 16 and over) has now received a third dose,
- CBH’s expert advice and internal risk assessment concludes:
- it is safe and reasonable to allow employees and contractors who are not fully vaccinated back into controlled workplaces, as this will not meaningfully impact site-based outbreak characteristics; and
- it is safe and reasonable to recruit employees who are not fully vaccinated due to the “herd immunity” now in place.
Other controls will remain in place across our business, including hygiene and remaining at home when unwell.
CBH still expects contractors to retain and continue to implement their COVID-19 management plans. These plans should include elements such as tracing and isolation protocols, personal and workplace hygiene controls. CBH also strongly encourages continuation of a robust testing program to prevent and mitigate workplace transmission at our sites, ports and offices.
Other site requirements
If you are a grower or transporter transporting grain to or from a CBH site:
- Use the CDF App for all your harvest deliveries
- Before going to a site, check the COVID STATUS on this page for any site-specific protocols
- Do not enter a site if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath), you are required to be in self-isolation or quarantine due to being deemed a close contact with case, or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
- Follow signage and CBH staff instructions at all times.
If you are visiting a CBH site or office:
- Register upon arrival with your site contact and complete the relevant contact tracing information.
- For fertiliser collections, please follow the instructions of staff on site at all times and as outlined on your booking confirmation.
- Contractors need to be registered and current in SitePass.
- Visitors should discuss any COVID-specific requirements with their CBH contact prior to visiting a site.
- Visitors should not enter a site or office if they have any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath), you are required to be in self-isolation or quarantine due to close contact with case, or awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
- In the event you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are identified as a close contact of a confirmed case and have recently been to a CBH site, please notify your CBH contact as soon as possible.
CBH has developed plans and procedures relating to COVID-19 with the goal to:
- Reduce the risk of transmission during the grain delivery process
- Use technology to communicate, automate and train our people to reduce personal interactions.
Our goal is to remain responsive at all times, and keep the supply chain moving as safely and efficiently as possible.