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as Trustee for the Vowles Family Trust

WHS Training Specialists, Sydney, Australia  

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reasonably practicable

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.

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‘‘Reasonably Practicable’’

The PCBU has a duty to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health & safety of workers (section 18 of WHS Act 2011):


How to determine what is reasonably practicable

Consider all the matters below:

1) Likehood of hazard or risk occurring

2) Degree of harm that may result

3) What is known or should reasonably be known

4) Availability and suitability of ways to eliminate or minimize risk

5) Any other relevant matter

6) Cost - only considered after above matters have been consid


Weigh up “the cost associated with the available ways of eliminating or minimizing the risk” Section 18 (e) WHS Act 2011

(Risk is the possibility that harm (death, injury or illness) might occur when exposed to a hazard.)

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