WorkSafe charges accommodation provider for alleged COVID-19 breaches
Accommodation provider Keyun Enterprises Pty Ltd has been charged by WorkSafe Victoria with a breach of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OHS Act) in relation to failing to control the risk of COVID-19.
Keyun Enterprises operated Comfy Kew Apartments in Kew. In 2020, Keyun Enterprises agreed to accommodate a number of homeless people as part of the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
WorkSafe alleges that Keyun Enterprises failed to:
- have a COVIDSafe Plan in place;
- require contractors to sign in on entry; and
- require people entering the premises to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose.
It is alleged that, as a result of these failings, patrons and contractors at Comfy Kew Apartments were exposed to risks to their health and safety.
The matter is listed for a mention hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 30 November 2021.
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