Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010 [MA000020].
An employee may have to do work that damages their clothing.
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 their clothing, 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
Some employees are entitled to a daily allowance when they’re working at a construction site that is located within a 50 km radius of either:
- the General Post Office in their capital city, or
- the principal post office of a regional city or town.
They’re entitled to this allowance when they drive their own vehicle, or when the employer:
- provides them with a work vehicle free of charge and
- requires them to drive this vehicle to and from their home to the job site.
This allowance isn’t paid if the employer provides the employee with transport to and from their home to the job site (eg. driving them in a work vehicle, or arranging to have them picked up by another driver).
The allowance is paid on rostered days off but it's not paid during periods of leave. However, it's included when calculating annual leave loading.
Employees in the metal and engineering construction sector who are required to start or finish work at a location that isn’t a construction site (eg. the employer’s workshop, yard or depot), aren’t entitled to this allowance.
Travelling to and from work - long distance
If an employee has to travel more than 50 kms from the GPO or principal post office, they are entitled to the daily travel allowance, plus:
- payment for any time reasonably spent travelling beyond the 50 km boundary
- 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 the employer provides the employee with transport or a vehicle free of charge to get to and from their home to the job site. An employer still needs to pay the daily travel allowance and ordinary wages for time reasonably spent travelling.
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 2010 [MA000020] clause 20.3, 24 and 25