Work Health and Safety Articles

On this page you will find all of our WHS articles and issues of ‘Your Safety Matters’ organised in a blog format. You can search for an entry by looking through the archives or selecting a subject tag.

August 26, 2019

There is no law that specifically says that a PCBU must train the Chairperson of their Health & Safety Committee. But common sense tells us that if y...

August 14, 2019

A Safety Champion is a person who works with the organisation’s health and safety system to set a good example, and to encourage and inspire other wo...

July 29, 2019

In a Health & Safety Committee, the Chairperson has a key role to play in the achievement of effective consultation and the resolution of health and...

May 27, 2019

Have you seen the video that SafeWork NSW released last month titled, “A Day in the Life of a HSR”. Your HSRs or Health & Safety Committee members mi...

September 4, 2017

You are probably well aware of the importance of having safe work procedures in your workplace. Our most recent article on this topic was Who Needs S...

July 3, 2017

PCBUs who do not satisfy their primary duty of care (section 19 WHS Act) may find it a costly and daunting experience. This article sets out a number...

May 8, 2017

You may have noticed that there appears to be a new swell of interest and articles about safety culture and leadership. Improvements in safety cultur...

April 26, 2017

Many workplaces in NSW have a Health & Safety Committee either as a permanent body or as one that is set up from time to time when needed to deal wit...

April 10, 2017

A decision by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission on 3/3/17 has made it clear that a HSR can choose the HSR course they want to attend but must d...

October 11, 2015

Is it mandatory to document your consultation?

The Consultation Code of Practice at page 10 points out that:

“Consultation with workers and with other...

May 24, 2014

Here is a list of suggestions for members of a Health and Safety Committee to help create an effective Committee and assist in the prevention of work...

May 14, 2014

What is Consultation?

Consultation is a two-way process between persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) and workers where you:

  • Talk...

March 10, 2014

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