Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Building and Construction General On-site Award [MA000020].
An employee may have to do work that damages their clothes, glasses, hearing aids or tools.
The damage may be caused by:
- sulphur or other deleterious substances
- molten metal or
- corrosive substances.
If an employee has to do work that damages these items, the employer has to reimburse them for an amount to cover the loss suffered by the employee. This amount must be agreed upon.
Check the Building and Construction Award for information on the maximum reimbursement amount for damage to clothing and loss or damage of tools.
Vehicle and travel entitlements
Travelling during work hours
Employees travelling between job sites during work hours in the course of their duties have to be paid for all time spent travelling. They should also be paid the reasonable cost of public transport between the sites if relevant.
When an employee is asked to use their own vehicle to travel between work sites they get a vehicle allowance. For allowance amounts, go to Penalty rates and allowances.
This allowance isn’t paid if the employer provides transport or covers the cost of reasonable public transport.
Travelling to and from work
Employees are entitled to a daily travel allowance when they start and finish work at a construction site.
This allowance isn’t paid if the employer provides or offers to provide transport to and from the employee's home to the job site (for example, driving them in a work vehicle, or arranging to have them picked up by another driver), or
provides a fully maintained work vehicle free of charge.
Travelling to and from work - long distance
If an employee has to travel to a construction site that is outside a 50 km radius of the GPO or principal post office where their home is, and they have to travel more than 50km by road from their home, then they are entitled to the daily travel allowance, plus:
- payment for any time outside ordinary working hours reasonably spent travelling, calculated to the next quarter of an hour, and with a minimum payment of half an hour per day for each return trip
- reimbursement for travel expenses that are reasonably incurred, including an amount per kilometre if the employee uses their own vehicle.
This allowance isn’t paid if at the time the employee was employed, their home was more than 50km by road from the construction site where they first attended work.
Apprentices get a percentage of the daily travel allowance. Go to our Pay and Conditions Tool for more information.
Employees working and living outside radial areas
Employees that live and work outside a radial area don't get the allowance.
Check the Building and Construction Award for all payments that apply in certain situations.
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Building and Construction Award summary.
Source reference: Building and Construction General On-site Award [MA000020] clause 21.3 and 26