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.

February 20, 2018

SafeWork NSW has recently released a publication titled, SafeWork NSW Prosecution Guidelines Jan 2018, that provides you with easy to read guidelines...

May 23, 2016

Safework NSW does not automatically prosecute every breach of WHS legislation. It is one of the options available to them.

This article looks at the...

April 27, 2016

The elements of a manager’s WHS duty of care are set out in section 28 of the WHS Act 2011. But the actions that each manager needs to take to satisf...

April 18, 2016

We recently received a success story from the manager of a company who attended one of our SafeWork 5 day HSR courses. The wins that the manager had...

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...

August 25, 2015

The Background

A very recent court case may help to guide Managers on whether they are, or are not, a duty holder called Officer as defined in the WH...

September 25, 2014

What is Work Health and Safety Risk Management?

WHS Risk Management is the systematic process of;

  • identifying hazards

  • assessing the risks...

September 9, 2014

Managers and Supervisors have to deal with this issue every day in their workplace – keeping the employees and others in their area of responsibility...

July 14, 2014

Consultation is a 2 way process between you and your workers where you;

  • Talk to each other about health & safety matters

  • Listen to their conc...

June 24, 2014

The majority (72.2%) of all the antibullying applications to the Fair Work Commission in the first 3 months of 2014 were about bullying by Managers.


June 24, 2014

Managers and Supervisors do have a very important role to play in helping to achieve compliance with WHS legal requirements and a safe and healthy wo...

June 5, 2014

Duty holders in a workplace are all interdependent to some degree on what the other duty holders do. This article deals with why the PCBU (Person Con...

June 2, 2014

Risk Management System

In order to comply with legal requirements in the WHS Act you should already have a risk management system in your workplace th...

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