Vaccinations will officially become a condition of entry at BHP’s Australian workplaces from January next year.
Following a thorough review of the effectiveness of its Covid health and safety controls, the latest scientific evidence and expert health advice, BHP will introduce vaccination as a condition of entry to its Australian sites and offices effective no later than January 31, 2022.
All workers and visitors seeking access to BHP workplaces in Australia will be required to be fully vaccinated.
BHP Minerals Australia President, Edgar Basto, says, “the science is clear that widespread vaccination saves lives. In line with Government guidance, the company is looking at a range of practical ways to support that while protecting communities and workforces.”
The decision comes as BHP continues to support regional vaccination programs on site at Olympic Dam, with help from the SA Health Department’s mobile vaccination service.