What are the WHS requirements?
What you must do
- provide a safe work environment.
- provide and maintain safe machinery and structures.
- provide safe ways of working.
- ensure safe use, handling and storage of machinery, structures and substances.
- provide and maintain adequate facilities.
What is the role of the Work health and safety Regulations 2012 SA?
The Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) provides for the safety, health and welfare of persons employed or engaged in industry in South Australia. The Act together with the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) set up health and safety duties to provide protections from hazards and risks in the workplace.
What is the WHS Act?
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 provides a framework to protect the health, safety and welfare of all workers at work. It also protects the health and safety of all other people who might be affected by the work. All workers are protected by the WHS Act, including: employees. contractors.
What is the main objective of the WHS 2011 Act?
The WHS Act aims to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces through the elimination or minimisation of risks, so as to provide workers and others with the highest level of protection from hazards and risks, so far as is reasonably practicable.
What are the 3 key elements of the WHS legislation?
The key elements of OHS legislation are:
- Protection for every worker.
- Duty of care not to endanger the health or safety of self or others, and resolve OHS issues in a timely manner.
- Consultation with workers to discuss the penalties for breaches of the legislation.
What are the four 4 common types of WHS documentation?
List of WHS Documentation Types
- WHS Policy.
- Psychological Health & Wellbeing Policy.
- WHS Objectives and Targets.
- WHS Responsibility Statement.
- WHS Management Review Guidelines.
- WHS Emergency Plan.
- WHS Management Plan.
- WHS Dashboard Report.
What is the current WHS Act that applies to workplaces in SA?
Work Health and Safety Act 2012.
What legislation covers duty of care in South Australia?
In South Australia the Civil Liability Act 1936 (SA) is used to assess the negligence of individuals and the liability they face as a result of any negligent acts on their part.
What does section 28 of the WHS require of the worker?
Section 28 of the WHS Act imposes four specific duties on a worker. While at work, the worker must: take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety. take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons.
What are 3 different types of WHS records you would find in the workplace?
Health and safety records can include:
- Health and safety policies and procedures.
- Standard operating procedures.
- Organisational code of conduct.
- Training and induction records.
- Register of Injuries.
- Workplace health and safety committee meeting minutes.
- Equipment records including inspections, maintenance and repair.
Which states did not implement the WHS 2011?
The model laws have been implemented in all jurisdictions except Victoria and Western Australia.