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2. Audience and applicability 2.1 All employees of the department and others undertaking work (for example contractors or volunteers), and students and visitors while in departmental workplaces or participating in authorised departmental activities. 3. Context 3.1 Through the provision of procedures, guidelines and other resources, the department is able to provide safe workplaces for employees and others undertaking work, students and visitors. 3.2 Everyone in the department’s workplaces has a responsibility for health and safety under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. While the department has the primary duty of care, all employees have responsibilities while undertaking their duties to follow reasonable instructions and lawful directions in accordance with the department's policy and procedures. All instructions and directions should be carried out so far as they are reasonably able; this will assist in preventing harm to themselves and others. 3.3 This policy is consistent with, and should be read in conjunction with, all departmental policies and procedures related to work health and safety. 3.4 Legislative provisions: Work Health and Safety Act 2011, Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, Workplace Injury Management and Workers’ Compensation Act 1998, Workplace Injury Management and Workers’ Compensation Regulation 2002, and all relevant codes of practice. 3.5 Document history and details 4. Responsibilities and delegations 4.1 The Secretary will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of employees, others undertaking work and others in departmental workplaces, by ensuring that appropriate systems are in place, responsibilities appropriately defined and managers and supervisors receive the training and resources they need to carry out their WHS responsibilities. 4.2 Senior executive of the department deemed to be officers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, have a positive duty of care to exercise due diligence, as defined in Section 27(5) WHS and Sustainable IT environment - Assessment Task 1 Page 13 v1, Last updated on 18/01/2016
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T-1.8.1 of the Act, in ensuring that the department complies with its duty under the legislation. 4.3 Senior managers and workplace managers are to take action to ensure: 4.3.1 This policy is implemented in their area of control 4.3.2 Safe systems of work and WHS procedures and guidelines are implemented locally, risks are managed so far as is reasonably practicable and that they strive for continuous safety improvement 4.3.3 Employees and others undertaking work are supervised and receive the instruction, information and training necessary to safely perform their duties 4.3.4 Meaningful consultation takes place with employees, their representatives and others on WHS issues 4.3.5 Workplace incidents are reported and investigated to ascertain the circumstances leading up to the incident, and appropriate action is taken to prevent further incidents from occurring 4.3.6 Effective emergency response plans and procedures are in place which include the provision of first aid and actions to support the resumption of normal operations 4.3.7
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  • Spring '16
  • Occupational safety and health, assessment task, WHS, Jose Nogueira

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