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Courtenell Pty Ltd

as Trustee for the Vowles Family Trust

WHS Training Specialists, Sydney, Australia  

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Everyone in a workplace has a role to play in helping to make that workplace safe and healthy. The duties of workers are set out in section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act:

Workers

While at work, a worker must

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Take reasonable care for their own health and safety

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Take reasonable care not to adversely affect the health and safety of other persons

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Comply, so far as reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that is given by the PCBU to allow the person to comply with the WHS Act

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Co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the PCBU relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been notified to workers.






Examples of actions that workers can take to help satisfy their duties include:

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Follow safe work procedures

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Wear the personal protective equipment (PPE) that is required for their work activity

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Identify and report hazards (faulty machines, leaks, spills etc.)

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Participate in Return to Work program if injured

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Follow emergency and evacuation procedures

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Maintain risk controls

Home Issue Number 125 October 2016 Published bi-monthly This publication provides general information about WHS. It is not a legal opinion and does not  represent a comprehensive statement of the law to be applied to a particular problem.