WHS Obligations of Officers & Directors: The Essential Duties, & Their Impact on Behaviours, of all People Managers


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Course Summary

How the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 impacts all people managers within a Civil organisation.

Understanding and interpreting the Work Health and Safety Act -

  • Principles that apply to duties
  • What is reasonably practicable
  • What is Primary Duty of Care
  • Further Duties of PCBU
  • Offences and Penalties
  • Incidents notifications

How the Work Health and Safety Act is impacts on organisational behaviours -

  • Consultation, cooperation and coordination between duty holders
  • Health and Safety representatives
  • Right to cease work and issue resolution
  • WHS entry permits and Inspectors
  • Notices and enforcement measures
  • WHS civil penalty provisions

Participants will develop knowledge on their organisational requirements relating to WHS.  This includes a focus on understanding how WHS impacts directors and officers - their legal obligations, potential offences and penalties.  Actionable outcomes include understanding how to develop behaviours and a culture of safety while ensuring compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act.

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