National Work Health and Safety Act
The National Work Health and Safety Act was introduced to provide a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces. It does this by: protecting workers and other persons from harm by requiring duty holders to eliminate or minimise risk.
Model Workplace Health & Safety [WHS] laws
In 2011, Safe Work Australia developed model work health and safety (WHS) laws to be implemented across Australia. To become legally binding the Commonwealth, states and territories must separately implement them as their own laws. Safe Work Australia is responsible for maintaining the model WHS laws, but does not regulate or enforce them.
All states, with the exception of Victoria and WA [WA has agreed to abide by the national codes] have adopted the national codes of practices. Victoria operates via its own legislated codes, which are similar in intent and coverage to the national codes.
Safe Work Australia codes of practice can be found @:
Safe Work Australia - WHS Model Rules
CCCVAT in has complied many of these codes, as well as other guidelines into a WHS Policy which can be accessed via the link below.WORK Australia
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CCCVaT advises all intending to take up this guideline and policy, to seek advice from a lawyer or an appropriate expert, prior to adopting it.