Health & Safety Duties series

When it comes to health and safety, everyone has more than just a job, they have a legal duty

Understand what these duties are and protect your business and your staff now

If anyone in your organisation is found to be in breach of health and safety law, ‘sorry’ won’t cut it.

Australian health and safety regulators mean business and anybody in a company who breaks the law can face enormous penalties:

Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act)

Maximum penalty for officers

A fine of up to $600,000 or up to 5 years’ imprisonment, or both

*And for PCBUs and senior officers in Queensland:

Up to $10 million fines for a corporation or up to 20 years’ imprisonment for individuals

Maximum penalty for employers

A fine of up to $3 million

Maximum penalty for managers and workers

A fine of up to $300,000 or 5 years’ imprisonment, or both

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act)

Maximum penalty for officers

A fine of up to $290,142 or up to 5 years’ imprisonment, or both

Maximum penalty for employers

A fine of up to $3,223,800

Maximum penalty for managers and workers

A fine of up to $290,142 or 5 years’ imprisonment, or both

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act)

Maximum penalty for officers

A fine of up to $550,000 or up to 5 years’ imprisonment, or both for a first offence

A fine of up to $680,000 or up to 5 years’ imprisonment, or both for all subsequent offences

Maximum penalty for employers

A fine of up to $2,700,000 for a first offence

A fine of up to $3,500,000 for all subsequent offences

Maximum penalty for managers and workers

A fine of up to $550,000 or 5 years’ imprisonment, or both for a first offence

A fine of up to $680,000 or 5 years’ imprisonment, or both for all subsequent offences

Under health and safety legislation, everybody must navigate a liability minefield.

No one is immune from prosecution.

That’s why we have created the Health & Safety Duties Package.

In this eBook you will find out about:

Duties of Officers

Learn:

  • Who exactly can be classed as an officer, depending on which jurisdiction you’re in
  • How to determine who is an officer in your business
  • How to meet the duty of due diligence, step by step
  • How to ensure you’re complying with your duties as an officer
  • Important case law examples
  • And much more

Duties of Workers

Learn:

  • Who is a worker under health and safety legislation
  • The difference between a worker and an employee
  • Where officers have the same obligations as workers
  • Penalties workers can face for different health and safety breaches
  • Important case law examples
  • Your liability for your workers’ actions
  • How to reduce your risk of liability for your workers’ action

Duties of Managers

Learn:

  • The health and safety duties of managers
  • When managers are liable for breaching their duties
  • Industrial manslaughter laws
  • How managers can meet their health and safety duties
  • Ensuring compliance with policies and procedures
  • Inducting new workers
  • Training workers
  • Disciplining workers for policy or procedure breaches
  • How to undertake workplace risk management
  • Identifying workplace hazards
  • And much more

Duties of Employers

Learn:

  • Your health and safety duties as an employer
  • Your primary duty of care
  • How to comply with your primary duty
  • Developing a safety management system, step by step
  • How to manage workplace health and safety risks
  • Various penalties employers can face for breaching their duties
  • Managing your liability for work undertaken at another employer’s worksite
  • Your liability for the actions of your workers
  • And much more

Knowing what legal duties each person in your organisation has is a non-negotiable.

It is a duty that every responsible professional must confront.

Mitigate the risks to your organisation and your staff now and take action before it’s too late.


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