Workers must be provided with access to facilities for eating, preparing and storing food. Depending on the type of workplace, a range of facilities may be appropriate, this may include a canteen or cafeteria, a dedicated meal area or allowing time for mobile workers to access eating facilities. The Code states there should be 1 […]
Under the 2011 WHS Act, a rep can issue a PIN to the employer at any time, but there is a requirement that he or she has consulted with the employer about alleviating the contravention or likely contravention. (In fact, the rep may issue a PIN to any person who is contravening or has contravened the Act or […]
The WHS act is very clear on the powers and functions of HSRs. Subdivision 5 68 (4) states: “Nothing in this Act imposes or is taken to impose a duty on a health and safety representative in that capacity’’ The act gives elected HSRs specific powers under the above Subdivision these include: to represent the […]
A. Consultation is not informing employees of a decision once it’s been made. Employers have a duty to consult or risk being penalized under the WH&S Act 2011. Part 5 Div 1 46. Consultation is required: when making decisions about ways to eliminate or minimise Health and Safety risks in your workplace. WH&S Act 2011. Part 5 Div 2 49 (b). Consultation is required when proposing changes that may […]
A. YES. Codes of Practice are now an enforceable standard to manage hazards and risks, and penalties apply.
A. An employer must ensure an accurate list of each health and safety representative is displayed.
A. The size of the work group is determined by negotiation between the employer and employees, to ensure all workers are represented.