Workplace health and safety

WH&S

An employer has a duty to use reasonably practicable measures to ensure the safety of its workers. This requires employers to try to eliminate and reduce the risks to health and safety.

The primary WH&S duty extends to:

  • the work environment
  • safe plant and structures
  • safe use, handling and storage of plant, structures and substances
  • provision of adequate facilities
  • provision of information, training, instruction or supervision
  • monitoring health and conditions.

Additional duties arise where accommodation is provided to an employee.

An officer has a duty to exercise due diligence, which requires the officer to find out about the hazards and be pro-active in eliminating them or minimising any detrimental impact.

There are different categories of offences and very large fines for non-compliance.

If you would like more information or assistance with an WH&S issue – please click here to book an appointment.

Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4616 9860
Email Address: matt@murdochs.com.au