Outline and General


It is Your responsibility to comply with the work health and safety laws in your state

A person(s) conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBU) is a person conducting a business or undertaking alone or with others, whether or not for profit or gain.

Don't leave yourself exposed unnecessarily.

Do you comply with WHS laws in your state ?

Take care of your obligations by equipping yourself with our WHS system for yourself or your practice

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Why do I need a WHS System and records centre ?

Statutory law duty of care: This differs from that of common law and consists of duties placed onto specific individuals under statutory law. The duty of care for specific roles are defined in the WHS Act. Breaches of statutory duties are prosecuted as criminal breaches. Professional liability insurance does not protect against breaches in statutory duties.

 

The WHS Act outlines the general health and safety duties of persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs), officers of companies, unincorporated associations, government departments and public authorities (including local governments), workers and other people at a workplace. These general duties require the duty holder to ensure health and safety, so far as is reasonably practicable, by eliminating risks to health and safety. If this is not possible, risks must be minimised so far as is reasonably practicable.


The primary duty of care is placed upon the PCBU, who are required to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers that are:


 • directly engaged to carry out work for their business or undertaking

 • placed with another person to carry out work for that person, or

 • influenced or directed in carrying out their work activities by the person,
while the workers are at work in the business or undertaking.

 

A persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBU) is a person conducting a business or undertaking alone or with others, whether or not for profit or gain.

 

A PCBU can be a sole trader (for example a self-employed person), a partnership, company, unincorporated association or government department of public authority (including a municipal council).


The WHS Act requires all PCBUs to ensure the health and safety of workers, so far as is reasonably practicable. Workers include volunteers, contractors and contractors’ workers. PCBUs also have the same duty of care to any other people who may be at risk from work carried out by the business.


A self-employed person must ensure his or her own health and safety while at work, so far as is reasonably practicable.


The WHS Act sets out specific duties which a PCBU must comply with as part of their general duty so far as is reasonably practicable.

These include:


 • providing and maintaining a working environment that is safe and without risks to health, including the entering and exiting of the workplace

 • providing and maintaining plant, structure and systems of work that are safe and do not pose health risks (e.g., providing effective guards on machines and regulating the pace and frequency of work)

 • ensuring the safe use, handling, storage and transport of plant, structure and substances

 • providing adequate facilities for the welfare of workers at workplaces under their management and control (e.g. washrooms, lockers and dining areas)

 • providing workers with information, instruction, training or supervision needed for them to work safely and without risks to their health

 • monitoring the health of their workers and the conditions of the workplace under their management and control to prevent injury or illness

 • maintaining any accommodation owned or under their management and control to ensure the health and safety of workers occupying the premises.


In addition, a PCBU with management or control of a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the workplace, the means of entering and exiting the workplace and anything arising from the workplace do not affect the health and safety of any person.

 

Similarly, a PCBU with management or control of fixtures, fittings or plant at a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the fixtures, fittings and plant do not affect the health and safety of any person.

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Learning Objectives

• Learn tangible skills to enhance your strategies for working within your practice WHS System

• Resolve practice-building challenges using an easy, understandable WHS System

 

• Learn the essential facts about why a good system is required and how to safe-guard your practice

 

• Become and empowered, vital, business owner with a vision of your future.


• Take-away tools that you can adapt to and use straight away

 

• Apply 8 hours towards your general hours / points requirements