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Covid 19 Safety Plan

COVID 19 Safety Plan for Kapiti Island Nature Tours


Kapiti Island Nature Tours is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our kaimahi (staff) and manuhiri (visitors).

For the health and safety of everyone, from December 3 2021 we will require all manuhiri to have My Vaccine Pass. We hope that does not cause inconvenience to any members of your group. If you wish to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to contact us.

In addition to our standard health and safety practices and procedures, this is what Kapiti Island Nature Tours is doing to minimise the COVID 19 risk in our workplace.

We will:

Follow all current COVID-19 Health and Safety protocols recommended by our industry.

Ask everyone, workers, contractors and customers, with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay away from our premises.

Identify, record and implement controls using our risk management procedures for any new risks arising from restarting our business or a business activity that has been shut down during alert level 3. This includes completing pre-start risk assessments, workplace hygiene and disinfectant wash-downs of surfaces and identifying any new risks surrounding manning level changes.

Keep an updated record of people who enter our premises.  This includes displaying an NZ COVID Tracer QR code in a prominent place at or near the main entrance of our workplace if applicable. We will also offer customers and visitors a way to manually sign in.

Ensure all workers, clients and customers know how, and are able to,keep themselves safe from exposure to COVID-19 by following the management guidelines from Government and communicating this with all staff prior to them commencing work, and clients and customers prior to them entering our place of work.

Gather information daily on the wellness of our workers to ensure that they are safe and well to work prior to them starting work.

Operate our business in a way that keeps workers and others safe from exposure to COVID-19 by following strict COVID 19 protocols provided by Government.

Manage exposure or suspected exposure to COVID-19 by following our suspected or confirmed case of COVID 19 Protocol.

Evaluate and continuously review, whether our work processes or risk controls are effective through communicating closely with our workers, clients, customers and industry organisations.

Continue to monitor any changes COVID 19 has to the impact on the risks of the work we do through observing our work practices, continuing to report, record and investigate workplace accidents and as per our current risk management procedures.

Where possible, we will still consider alternative ways of working.

Reduce the number of shared surfaces within our place of work, and regularly disinfect them.

Encourage regular hand washing or sanitising for everyone at our place of work. the entry and exit times for workers, visitors and contractors the names of everyone on our premises or location, their contact details.

Contact Tracing at our Workplace

We will keep an updated record of people who enter our premises. This includes displaying an NZ COVID Tracer QR code in a prominent place at or near the main entrance. We will also offer customers and visitors a way to manually sign in. If you are using an alternative contact tracing system, we will record:

We will keep contact tracing records secure.

Physical distancing for customers

We will encourage all customers to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people where possible and will follow our industry guidelines for specific situations.

Physical distancing for Employees

All employees will keep at least 1 metre apart where possible. We will where possible:

Limit the number of people allowed in enclosed spaces.

Offer flexible working options, for example working from home.

Have virtual meetings instead of meeting in person.

Stagger start times and meal breaks to limit cross-over between staff.

All staff will wear a face covering at any time they are within close contact with others.

Be inducted to Kapiti Island Nature Tours Covid 19 Alert Level 2 Safety Plan.

Will be familiar with all Kapiti Island Nature Tours Covid 19 safety protocols.

Have partaken in a Covid 19 toolbox talk.

Confirm understanding of all of the above, to senior management.

Be encouraged to communicate any feedback or concerns with management.