The Queensland Government has released a COVID-19: Building and Construction Industry General FAQ to provide clarify on a range of issues being raised by industry.
In positive news for HVAC service and maintenance contractors, the document confirms that the regular inspection and maintenance of essential services within buildings should continue to ensure the ongoing safety of both occupants and the broader community.
"Fire safety systems both fixed and portable are critical to the health and safety of building occupants especially those of high risk such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools and short-term accommodation" the document states.
"Inspection and maintenance of essential services must be completed in accordance with applicable legislation and the relevant Australian Standards and as designed".
"Workers performing the inspection and maintenance of essential services should follow workplace social distancing and hygiene practices".
Download the FAQ here.