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Esther Lopez Gatnau 6153011 PROJECT: RESERCH AND COMPLY WITH REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS As a business owner/manager you have the responsibility to manage all aspects of your business. 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 and safety 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 the prevention of workplace deaths, injuries and illness. In realizing this objective, work health and safety 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 the persons to whom they owe duties and their representatives sharing information with other regulators, and conducting and defending proceedings under work health and safety laws You should know your responsibilities at your workplace, for that reason you must display your policy and discuss it with your workers. Support the policy with an action plan for continually improving work health and safety in your workplace. To help you write a health and safety policy, consider the following: 1) Responsibilities: Employer responsibilities: Provide a safe and healthy working environment, including equipment, materials and systems of work Provide the resources to implement and support safe work practices Provide ways for workers to be informed about and involved in health and safety issues
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 supervision Ensure workers receive training before starting new tasks or using new equipment Ensure safe work procedures are followed Investigate accidents and incidents, and maintain records relating to the health and safety 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 the influence of alcohol or other drugs Not interfere with, or remove any safety guards, safety devices or protective

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