What is the WHS Act 2011 NSW?
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) regulates workplace health and safety (WHS) in NSW. It specifically aims to protect people at workplaces from risk to their health or safety and to promote safe and healthy work environments.
What does the WHS Act 2011 cover?
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.
What is the current WHS legislation NSW?
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (the Act) provides a framework to protect the health, safety and welfare of all workers and others in relation to NSW workplaces and work activities.
What are the three key elements of a health and safety policy?
But what are the key points of a Health & Safety Policy?
- A ‘Health and Safety Policy Statement of Intent’ (your aims and objectives);
- The organisation of health and safety (who has responsibility for what); and.
- Your arrangements for health and safety (how risks are managed).
How does the Privacy Act 1988 impact your role and responsibility?
The Privacy Act regulates the way individuals’ personal information is handled. As an individual, the Privacy Act gives you greater control over the way that your personal information is handled. The Privacy Act allows you to: ask for access to your personal information (including your health information)
What was the work health and Safety Act 2011?
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10 An Act to secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work; to repeal the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 ; and for other purposes. Part 1 Preliminary
What are the main objectives of the WHS Act?
Objects of the WHS Act. Section 3 of the WHS Act sets out the statutory objectives of the WHS Act. The main object of the WHS Act is to provide for a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces.
Who is the Minister responsible for the WHS Act?
Section 276B of the WHS Act requires the Minister to review the WHS Act to determine whether the policy objectives of the WHS Act remain valid and whether the terms of the WHS Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives. The minister responsible for the WHS Act is the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation.
What does section 276B of the WHS Act mean?
Section 276B of the WHS Act is a standard form provision included in all new NSW legislation, and it must be considered in light of the national WHS legislative regime. The national WHS regulatory regime is a cooperative scheme which harmonises regulation of work health and safety regulation across participating jurisdictions.