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Bullying in the Workplace : Risk Management System

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 that;

Bullying in the workplace is recognised as a risk to health and safety by the Fair Work Act and the WHS Act so you must include bullying as a hazard to be handled in your risk management system. 

All businesses, regardless of size, have a duty under Section 19 of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act to provide a safe and healthy workplace.

Organisations should take an active approach to managing the risk of bullying in the workplace in order to;


Your risk management system must include consultation with Workers because consultation with workers is mandatory under WHS legislation.

So use your existing consultation arrangement such as HSRs and H&S Committee members to consult with people in your workplace:

Train and Inform Managers, Supervisors and Workers about Bullying

Bullying  in the workplace can only be handled effectively in your risk management system if all workers are trained in the following matters:

In addition Managers and Supervisors should be trained in:

Those staff who are given the responsibility of investigating workplace bullying allegations should be trained in doing investigations.


Preventing Bullying in the Workplace Course

Onsite training for your staff and managers to help you comply with legislative requirements to prevent bullying.

Preventing Bullying for Workers

Onsite training for workers in their duties in regard to workplace bullying

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