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.

November 19, 2019

Because of your role and responsibilities in your organisation you may sometimes need to seek approval for a WHS Budget or WHS expenditure that you p...

November 5, 2019

If all WHS risks in your workplace have been eliminated or you have used the hierarchy of control measures to minimise all WHS risks so far as reason...

October 29, 2019

Minimising WHS risk so far as is reasonably practicable means that the risk is not eliminated but it is reduced to the lowest possible level that is...

July 9, 2019

The WHS Regulation 2017 (42) requires every PCBU to provide workers with access to an “adequate number of trained first aiders”.

Pages 3, 14, and 15 i...

March 25, 2019

The main WHS focus for any PCBU has to be to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of Workers and Others in their workpl...

March 4, 2019

We often get questions from clients who are looking for answers to what do they have to do to comply with consultation requirements in the WHS Act an...

February 19, 2019

The answers to this question are not always obvious. The main places to look for the answers are in the Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act), the Wor...

August 6, 2018

Our recent WHS articles have contained tools that you could use to step back from the daily work traffic in your workplace and take an exterior viewp...

February 12, 2018

A tragic incident in the northern suburbs last Friday has highlighted a PCBU’s WHS responsibility for managing work health and safety risks. A grandm...

July 31, 2017

The injuries and two fatalities we covered in recent articles involved situations where flaws in the risk assessment and controls were key elements. ...

May 22, 2017

In early May 2017 the NSW District Court fined a PCBU $1 million for breaches of section 19 of the NSW WHS Act. This is the highest NSW WHS fine so f...

May 8, 2017

Much of the success of an organization is reliant on the ongoing contributions of its staff.

As Sir Richard Branson (Virgin) says: "Success in busine...

September 30, 2016

A recent WHS prosecution in South Australia highlights the need to have and maintain effective risk controls. The Court found that in this workplace...

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