After a review of standards and codes of practice Recovery Partners have concluded that there is no set time frame that records of visitor sign in sheets are required to be held by a PCBU. The purposes of the sign in sheets are to keep records of who is on site in the event of an emergency in order to be able to take a roll call and account for anyone present on site for that time. These can also be used when developing emergency procedures by knowing the frequency and volume of visitors attending the site.
Recovery Partners have also contacted WorkCover NSW who agreed with the above as they could also not find any prescribed requirements. WorkCover NSW further suggested that it was up to the business to determine this and to use a period of 6 months as a general benchmark.
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