Category Archives: Statutory Requirements

Safe Work Australia updates to Codes of Practice

Safe Work Australia have undergone a major review Codes of Practice for regulated Workplace Hazards providing updates to associated controls and guidance, those updated in May 2018 are:   Code of Practice: Abrasive blasting Code of Practice: Construction work Code … Continue reading

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WorkSafe Victoria release 2 new Compliance Codes

Compliance Codes are guidance tools for those who have responsibilities for the respective topics. So if you conduct works involving Demolition or Excavation works, it would be diligent of you to review your current practices against the new Compliance Codes … Continue reading

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WorkSafe Victoria release 5 new Compliance Codes

WorkSafe Victoria have announced the release of 5 new Compliance Codes to enable best practice with Vic OHS Regs 2017 and EPS Regs 2017. The new Compliance Codes are: Compliance code: Confined Spaces Compliance code: Facilities in Construction Compliance code: Hazardous … Continue reading

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Victorian OHS Regulations Reform

The Victorian OHS Regulations Reform is underway with two (2) major pieces of Victorian OHS Regulations having been updated and are effective from 18/06/2017, they are: o   Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 o   Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 WorkSafe … Continue reading

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Office Size & Layout

A client planning a relocation to a new premises asked the question about Office Size & Layout requirements, here are some links to Australian compliance requirements and best practice guidance. WorkSafe Victoria – Compliance Code – Workplace Amenities and Work Environment … Continue reading

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Compliance News – Welding

Fumes emitted during Welding are deemed a Hazardous Substance to Human Health under Victorian Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2007.   Welding is regulated in all parts of Australia not only for fume generation risk, but also due to the fact … Continue reading

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Australian Consumer Law Resources

Consumer Affairs Victoria provides via their website Australian Consumer Law Resources to assist businesses  comply with relevant Fair Trading and Consumer Laws. Specialised focs document are available to assist organizations negotiate these laws, with the following topics available to name a few: … Continue reading

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Australian Quarantine Act 1908 renewal

The Biosecurity Act 2015 will replace the Quarantine Act 1908 on 16 June 2016. The supporting Regulations, Determinations and Tools are currently open for public consultation, for further information visit Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. If your organisation either imports … Continue reading

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Victorian Workcover Authority (VWA)

Effective July 1 2014, work insurances and compensation in Victoria has become streamlined with the merging of some components of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 and the Accident Compensation (WorkCover Insurance) Act 1993 into the new suite of Victorian Workplace … Continue reading

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VICTORIA – Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012

The Victorian Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 – commenced 1 December 2012, replacing Interim Regulations 2011.   They have been brought into effect to reduce regulatory burden and to ensure aligned with Victorian OHS Regulations, ADG Code and Globally … Continue reading

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