1. Ohs Administering authority, Worksafe WA.
The Act provides for administration and enforcement of WHS.
The regulations spell out any specific requirements of the legislation.
The standards provide further details on the requirements of the regulations.
Codes of practice provide advice on how to meet the duty of care and their legal status is described in WHS acts. Some examples include;
2. Email to workplace supervisors and managers regarding legal responsibilities.
To all managers and supervisors. This is a short informative email outlining our legal responsibilities, obligations and duty of care.
The PCBU has a primary duty of care requiring us to, so far as practicably reasonable, to ensure the health and safety of workers and others who may be affected by the carrying out of work.
The workers have a duty of care to follow the PCBU’s instruction, use PPE, take good care of equipment, report hazards, report injury and harm to health, and cooperate with the PCBU.
Regarding law, the WHS legislation places a duty on the PCBU, to prevent risk of harm to workers. Common law. Negligence law is directed at ensuring that compensation is to an injuredparty after an injury has been sustained. WHS law is criminal, where as negligence law is a branch of civil or private law. Some of the types of enforcement can include; improvement notices, prohibited notices, enforceable undertakings and prosecution. Some of the WHS law penalties for a PCBU can be
Cat 1 $600k or 5 years jail
Cat 2 $300k
Cat 3 $100k
* I have noticed a breach of our safety rules when I noticed an employee working on a roof with no edge protection and no harness.
* I have raised this as an incident and have alerted relevant managers / supervisors.
* I propose that we should re train all employees about the risks of working at heights and make sure they have all completed working at heights training and that everyone is confodient with the job that they have set out to do.
* If we educated employees better then I don’t think this incident would of happened as they would of known not to work at heights without edge protection and a harness. I recommend everyone attend a toolbox talk about this subject and only competent employees to undertake any working at height.
If you'd like to operate a forklift in Australia, you'll need to be assessed within Australia itself to obtain a license. Some regulations have changed recently, and everyone who is planning to work in the field will also need to be assessed. Even if you have been working as a forklift driver, you have to be re-assessed.
Here's a summary of guidelines and regulations applying to forklift licenses.
1. Your local Worksafe office will have the most recent information regarding forklift licenses that you need, and there are different companies offering courses in Australia. HPOTS also keeps up with the latest regulations training requirements and any course you complete here will more than cover you.
2. If you have had your forklift licenses for a few years, you should check that they are still valid, as regulation has now been passed to the states. There's a new type of training in place, and you have to be assessed according to the requirements.
3. Forklift licenses need to be renewed every 5 years, and classroom training is required every three years to refresh your knowledge and get updated on recent Australian regulations.
4. You need to be over 18 to apply for forklift licenses and a different type of license is needed, depending on the type of work you do and the make of the fork lift. If you sit down and don't handle materials, a simple license for forklift is going to be enough. However, if you are required to load and handle the stock, you are going to need advanced training. These types of forklift licenses are called loader-picker licenses.
5. Koolat safety can offer the 2 day course for $1500 running almost every