What are the WHS standards?
The main object of the Act is to provide for a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces. It does this by: protecting workers and other persons from harm by requiring duty holders to eliminate or minimise risk. via
What are the 4 key principles of WHS?
Objects & Principles
What is Australian Standard OHS?
OHS matters. AS/NZS 4804:2001, Occupational health and safety management systems—General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques is the primary Standard relevant to all organizations and provides general guidance on how to implement, develop and/or improve an OHSMS. via
Which Australian standards are mandatory?
There is no requirement for the public to comply with standards. However, State and Commonwealth governments often refer to Australian Standards® (AS) or joint Australian/New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS) in their legislation. When this happens, these standards can become mandatory. via
What are the 4 main roles of safe Work Australia?
Safe Work Australia works to:
What are the 4 main objectives of the health and safety at Work Act?
It aims to protect people from the risk of injury or ill health by: Ensuring employees' health, safety and welfare at work; Protecting non-employees against the health and safety risks arising from work activities; and. Controlling the keeping and use of explosive or highly flammable or dangerous substances. via
What are the 6 objectives of a WHS policy?
Provision and maintenance of a work environment without risks to health and safety; • Provision and maintenance of safe plant and structures as well as safe systems of work; • Safe use, handling and storage of plant, substances and structures; • the provision of adequate facilities including ensuring access to those via
What are the 7 basic general industry safety rules?
What is a WHS Act?
The WHS Act places the primary health and safety duty on a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU). The PCBU must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers at the workplace. Duties are also placed on officers of a PCBU, workers and other persons at a workplace. via
What are OHS requirements?
out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others. via
How many Australian standards are there?
Standards Australia maintains more than 5,000 Australian Standards® and associated publications, all available in a variety of formats from the traditional printed book, through to advanced online subscription services. via
Who is responsible for WHS?
All workers are responsible for the WHS impact of their own actions. They also have a duty to make sure their work is carried out in line with WHS Management Procedures and any applicable legislation. More specifically, workers must: take reasonable care for their own health and safety. via
Are Australian standards enforceable by law?
Standards are not laws, so there is no general requirement to conform to a Standard. However, conforming to specific Standards is mandatory if there is a law which says you must conform with it. via
Are Australian standards enforceable?
Australian Standards might be a great reference point for businesses but they are not legally binding. However, if an Australian Standard is incorporated into legislation by government (and they often are), then the Standard will become mandatory. via
How can I get free Australian standards?
Standards Australia do not currently offer free public access to standards. Standards Australia made changes to their distribution and licensing policy in November 2019. via