Workplace Health & Safety
New Workplace Health & Safety State-wide briefing sessions.
Master Plumbers Association NSW received funding from WorkCover NSW for a project to go out to industry to explain the new Act and Regulations. These seminar series were held across NSW and allowed face to face discussion on the implications and requirements of the new Act and supporting regulations.
WHS Act 2011 (2561 KB)
WHS Regulations 2011 (8073 KB)
Following art copies of both the Act and Regulations as well as the PowerPoint presentation used at the seminars. Industry is encouraged to contact Leonie Crowe at 02 8789 7000 who is the Workplace Health and Safety Officer for the Association.
Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws replaced the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws in NSW on 1 January 2012.
There were nine different State-based safety laws across Australia, which in the past has made it difficult for companies to work across boarders. The new WHS laws means that the same safety protection and the same penalties for safety offences will apply across all locations in Australia aiming towards:
- A consistent level of safety for all workers in Australia
- Reduced compliance and regulatory burdens for businesses operating across State and Territory boundaries
- Workers with licences or permits issued by State Work Health & Safety regulators having the ability to move between jurisdictions
The Master Plumbers Association of NSW held in 2012 a series of 3 hour training sessions to inform Plumbing Contractors, Managers and Supervisors of the new requirements under the Workplace Health & Safety Act 2011 and the Workplace Health & Safety Regulations 2011 including:
- Overview of both the Act and Regulations
- Definition Changes
- Implications for Business
- Duties of Officers, Workers and Others
- Heath & Safety Representatives
- Construction Specific Requirements
- Transitional Arrangements
Workplace Health and Safety Video "The hidden killer"
This is a video which was funded by WorkCover NSW and will assist you by showing the correct procedures in order to limit the risk of accidental electrocution or shock which may arise from accidental exposure on a worksite.
Work Health & Safety Management System
The Association has created a safety management system to assist members comply withy the WHS requirements. If you need assistance, please contact Leonie Skinner on 02 8789 7000 or email@example.com.
Members can log on to the members only section and see the system and download all forms that they need.