As an employer, you must provide and maintain a safe workplace and any plant (machinery or equipment) in the workplace to ensure safe systems of work for your employees (workers), contractors, and visitors to your workplace. This is in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Our highly qualified and experienced safety consultants can assess if you are meeting your obligations:
Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (Western Australia)
Duties of Employers
An employer shall, so far as is practicable-
- Provide and maintain workplaces, plant, and systems of work such that the employees are not exposed to hazards; and
- Provide such information, instruction, and training to, and supervision of, the employees as is necessary to enable them to perform their work in such a manner that they are not exposed to hazards; and
- Consult and cooperate with safety and health representatives and other employees at the workplace, regarding occupational safety and health at the workplace; and
- Avoid the presence of hazards at the workplace, by providing employees with, adequate personal protective clothing and equipment to protect them against those hazards, without any cost to the employees; and
- Ensure the use, cleaning, maintenance, transportation and disposal of plant; and
- The use, handling, processing, storage, transportation and disposal of substances, at the workplace is carried out in a manner such that the employees are not exposed to hazards.
Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Victoria)
Duties of Employers to Employees
As far as is reasonably practicable –
- Provide or maintain plant or systems of work that are safe and without risks to health; and
- Make arrangements for ensuring the absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage or transport of plant or substances; and
- Maintain each workplace under the employer’s management and control in a condition that is safe and without risks to health; and
- Provide adequate facilities for the welfare of employees at any workplace under the management and control of the employer; and
- Provide such information, instruction, training or supervision to employees of the employer as is necessary to enable those persons to perform their work in a way that is safe and without risks to health.
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (all other states & territories)
A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCUB) must ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of:
- Workers engaged, or to be engaged by the person; and
- Workers whose activities in carrying out work are influenced or directed by the person, while the workers are at work in the business or undertaking; and
- Maintain a work environment without risks to health and safety; and
- Maintain safe plant and structures; and
- Ensure safe systems of work; and
- Ensure safe use, handling and storage of plant, structures and substances; and
- Provide adequate facilities for the welfare at work of workers in carrying out work for the business or undertaking, including ensuring access to those facilities; and
- Provide any information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking; and
- Ensure the health of workers and the conditions of workplace are monitored for the purpose of preventing illness or injury of workers arising from the conduct of the business or undertaking.
Following an inspection of your workplace and after reviewing your Occupational Health and Safety or Work Health & Safety documentation (policies and procedures) we can confirm your level of compliance according to the state or territory that you operate in and provide you with a detailed confidential report detailing the findings.
We undertake Australian-wide reviews and can provide a consolidated report for organisations operating nationally.