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Esther Lopez Gatnau6153011PROJECT: RESERCH AND COMPLY WITH REGULATORYREQUIREMENTSAs a business owner/manager you have the responsibility to manage all aspects of yourbusiness. This includes looking after the financial affairs of the business as well as the health,safety and welfare of each person in your workplace. The main law for workplace health andsafety in the ACT is the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.The Act specifies duties for the following parties: employers or persons conducting a business or undertaking persons in control of workplaces workers self-employed persons manufacturers and suppliers of plant and substances persons erecting or installing plant in a workplace.Aims of Compliance and Enforcement All Australian jurisdictions are committed to theprevention of workplace deaths, injuries and illness. In realizing this objective, work health andsafety laws provide regulators with a range of functions including:providing advice and information to duty holders and the community monitoring and enforcing compliance with work health and safety laws fostering co-operative, consultative relationships between duty holders and thepersons to whom they owe duties and their representatives sharing information with other regulators, and conducting and defending proceedings under work health and safety lawsYou should know your responsibilities at your workplace, for that reason you must display yourpolicy and discuss it with your workers. Support the policy with an action plan for continuallyimproving work health and safety in your workplace. To help you write a health and safetypolicy, consider the following:1)Responsibilities:Employer responsibilities:Provide a safe and healthy working environment, including equipment, materials andsystems of work Provide the resources to implement and support safe work practicesProvide ways for workers to be informed about and involved in health and safetyissues
Ensure all safe work procedures are kept up-to-date Manager/Supervisor responsibilities: Manage day-to-day health and safety issues Ensure new workers receive information, training and appropriate supervisionEnsure workers receive training before starting new tasks or using new equipment Ensure safe work procedures are followedInvestigate accidents and incidents, and maintain records relating to the health andsafety of staff.Worker responsibilities: Follow safety procedures and instructions and participate in safety training Use equipment provided by the employer to protect their health and safety Report any workplace incidents or potential hazards to their supervisor Actively participate in the resolution of work health and safety issues Protect their health and safety and that of others by not working while under theinfluence of alcohol or other drugs Not interfere with, or remove any safety guards, safety devices or protective