BlueSafe Australia Pty Ltd
ABN 94 159 354 355
ACN 159 354 355
Phone: 1300 877 609
When it comes to developing workplace safety procedures, many business owners and mangers can find themselves not knowing where to start, and many times it has been found that they either give up on the processs altogther, or it gets thrown into the too hard basket and gets delayed to a more opportune time, which rarely ever comes around.
Here at BlueSafe, we're all about giving you some quite comprehensive safety management tools, safety manuals, and a whole array of other solutions to get you off the ground when it comes to this very important aspect of your business. We also partner with organisations such as the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) and other training organisations to help make sure we have a vast array of resources to help our clients by delivering high quality resources and tools. Many times, we can save you valuable hours and resources by fast tracking the process and cutting out much of the groundwork, so that you can get on with business as usual.
This doesn't mean that it's a set and forget way of doing things, however it is certanly a giant leap forward for you. By giving you some tools to work with, we will literally save you months of hard work and time.
The Commonwealth, including all state and territory governments are in agreement for harmonising their work health and safety laws, together with Regulations and Model Codes of Practice, which will make them standard in each jurisdiction.
The responsibility for making and enforcing work health and safety laws lies individually with the Commonwealth, states and territories. Most laws are similar, however, some are different and could be a source of confusion. It is agreed that work health and safety standards should remain the same for any Australian worker, regardless of the operating jurisdiction.
For the first time now, governments from every state and territory and the Commonwealth have officially committed to standardise the work health and safety laws between borders. This is being done by developing and adopting a model Work Health and Safety Act, which is supported by model Regulations and model Codes of Practice. The goal is to enable all Australians to access the same work health and safety protection right across the board.
Model work health and safety laws are being developed by Safe Work Australia. This is an independent statutory body established on 1 November 2009, under the Safe Work Australia Act 2008. The primary function of Safe Work Australia is to promote the model work health and safety laws under partnership with all the state and territory governments, workers and employers, represented as members of Safe Work Australia.
All jurisdictions will individually review the process of enacting their legislation to mirror the model laws. Some minor but necessary variations may be necessary in different jurisdictions for ensuring consistency with other laws and processes.
The key changes under the new work health and safety laws include but are not limited to:
For more information and the range of solutions we provide in this area have a peek at our OH&S Packages Page.
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