Category Archives: National OH&S Harmonisation

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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Revised Codes of Practice – Bullying & Fatigue

Safe Work Australia introduced a Revised Codes of Practice on construction, and guides to workplace bullying and fatigue  Code of Practice: Construction Work Published in July 2012 by Safe Work Australia, this Code has been revised to include additions to … Continue reading

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Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations 2011 – Revised

The Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations 2011 have been revised and were released on 9 January 2014. The revision contains technical amendments to remove errors, clarify intent and address some practical issues associated mainly with high risk work, … Continue reading

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AS 1657:2013 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation

Updated after 21 years, AS 1657:2013 has been revised to bring into alignment National WHS regulations and National Construction Code (NCC) and has been improved upon to include topics such as Single Stile Ladders, Roof Access, Testing and Performance Methods … Continue reading

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National WHS Reform Update

South Australia and Tasmania have now enacted national Workplace Health and Safety bills, acts and regulations which became  effective on 01/01/2013. Western Australia have completed drafting their WHS Bill. Victoria are still operating under existing state OHS Law.

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Victorian High Risk Work Licences

The current Victorian Worksafe Certificates of Competency’s issued by Worksafe Victoria expired on the 1st of July 2012.  Victorian High Risk Work Licences are now being issued on a National level meaning they will now be valid in all Australian … Continue reading

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Volunteers and Volunteer Organisations

Safe Work Australia have provided Information to Volunteers & Volunteer Organisations regarding the New Work Health & Safety Laws.

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Victoria – Calls for 12 month delay in National Work Health & Safety

Victoria has requested a 12 Month delay in commencement of National WHS Harmonisation due to late release of the new Codes of Practice and the time required for Victoria to assess Benefit & Cost Assessment and prepare for Transition.

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Safe Work Australia – Public Comment open for Model WHS Codes of Practice

Safe Work Australian now seeks Public Comment on Model Work Health & Safety Codes of Practice, and reports the following closing dates for each CoP. The closing date for the following draft model Codes of Practice is Friday, 18 November … Continue reading

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Safe Work Australia – Model Work Health & Safety (WHS)

Get up to date with all the latest National OH&S Harmonisation Model – Work Health & Safety (WHS) Acts, Regulations & Codes of Practice. The new national WHS model is expected to commence by 1 January 2012. Read all the … Continue reading

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