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What are the WHS Penalties for Non-Compliance?
An employer’s responsibilities are outlined with the WHS Act, Regulations and Codes of Practice and are enforced by the state WHS regulators. Breaches are typically enforced and penalties issued after a serious incident however an incident is not required for the regulator to issue an employer with a penalty. The WHS penalties and effets non-compliance … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
What is a Confined Space? Read our article to determine what is legally considered a confined space. Download our Confined Space Identification Checklist to assess spaces in your workplace. *For internal use only. Not for resale or redistribution. By downloading any content from this article, you agree to our Free Resources Licensing Agreement. NOTE: This document … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
What is a PCBU?
Out with the old, in with the new To explain what is meant by the term PCBU, it may be helpful to understand what the term replaced in previous legislation. In previous legislation, the term was simply “employer”. In the new harmonized WHS legislation, the term “employer” was replaced with “PCBU” because the latter includes … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
What is a Principal Contractor and What Are Their Legal Duties?
What is a Principal Contractor? A PC / Principal Contractor is a person (business owner) or company that is in charge of a construction project valued at over $250,000. For example, a residential building company that is building a house. The Principal Contractor may be appointed by the client, however if the project sum is … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
What is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential service that offers employees help to deal with stress, anxiety, or other mental health issues. An EAP can be the perfect solution for your company’s needs if you want to support your employees and reduce stress, conflict, and turnover. In this article, you will learn about the … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
What is ISO 45001 Certification and How Do I Get Certified?
What is ISO 45001? ISO 45001:2018 (or AS/NZS 45001:2018) is the international standard for WHS Management Systems (WHSMS). To learn about WHS Management Systems, check out our detailed guide. A WHSMS is a set of documents which outlines how workplace safety is managed in an organisation. The documents are developed to address the requirements of … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
What is ISO Accreditation?
The terms ISO Certification and ISO Accreditation are used interchangeably and usually refer to the fact that an organization has been certified that it complies with ISO standards. However, this raises further questions like “what is ISO”, what are their “standards” and how does an organization get “certified”? In the sections below we try to … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
What to Include in Your WHS Audit: A Guide for Employers
Put simply, a WHS audit is an assessment of the current state of workplace safety within an organisation. It can be done to determine how well a company complies with: WHS legislation (WHS Act and Regulations) Internal requirements (WHS management systems and risk management performance criteria) External standards (e.g. client-based or ISO standards – view … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
WHS Psychosocial Regulations: Do employers have a duty of care for mental health at work?
M‍ental health at work is a key factor affecting a person’s overall psychosocial health. That is, a person’s ability to manage stress or anxiety and have overall healthy and stable mental health. Healthy individuals with good psychosocial health are resilient and able to adapt to different circumstances in life. Work is not just about providing … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
Why is a WHS Management System Vital for Your Business?
A WHS management system is a set of policies, procedures, and controls implemented within an organization to ensure health and safety compliance. A WHS management system that is well-designed and implemented can help an organization perform work safely, reduce risk of injury or illness, and ensure optimal performance. A WHS management system is most effective … Continue reading What is a Confined Space? Everything You Need to Know
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