Assignment_1.docx - Poshan Sharma Assignment 1 1 Employers managers and employees all have responsibilities under WHS\/OHS legislation to ensure the

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Poshan Sharma Assignment 1 1. Employers, managers and employees all have responsibilities under WHS/OHS legislation to ensure the safety of the workplace. Please outline: a. PCBU’s responsibilities b. the organisation’s responsibilities c. first-line/supervis ors manager’s responsibilities d. the employees’ responsibilities a) PCUB’s Responsibilities: primary duty of care to ensure the health and safety of workers and others which includes following: provide and maintaining safe work environment, safe plant and structures and safe system of work. Providing instruction, training, information and supervision with adequate facilities and Ensuring good health of worker and condition at workplace. (WHS Act: s19) b) The organisation’s responsibilities: PCUBs which includes whether management of plants, constructions or manufacturing, they must ensure the work is reasonably practicable and free from risk to health and safety of any person at any condition. (WHS Act: 20- 26) c) First-line/ Supervisors manager’s responsibilities: Everywhere, a PCUB is oblique to health and safety duty, an officer must exercise ‘due diligence’ to ensure the PCBU meets that duty. Timely updating the knowledge of WHS matters. Understanding the nature of work undertaking and possibility of hazards and risks involved. Ensuring the PCBU has enough and appropriate resources for risk management and their utilization. To ensure there is a system for receiving, reviewing and responding to information about incidents, hazards and risks. To ensure the PCBU implements processes for complying with their duties such as consultation, providing training and instruction and reporting of notifiable incidents. All in all, the officer must ensure the standard required for work health safety and reinforcement of policy. (WHS Acts: s27) d) The employee’s responsibilities: Basically, employees are responsible for their own health and safety and do not adversely affect the health and safety of others. Moreover, they must assist PCBU to make sure it meets WHS standard. (WHS act: s28)
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Poshan Sharma Assignment 1 Resources: - the-Work-Health---Safety-Act/Fact-sheet-Health-and-Safety-Duties.pdf.aspx - act-at-21-march-2016.pdf 2. What are safety committees and who are safety representatives ? Safety committee is a group of people including members from both management (PCBU) and workers aiming to address the health and safety issues arising inside the workplace.
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