to cause a full range of harm but are localised and typically affect a smaller number of individuals. Examples include falls from height, electrocution, crushing, entrapment, etc. Health assessment Independent advice from a relevant medical practitioner about an employee’s fitness for duty and/or ability to undertake a rehabilitation program, taking into account all previous medical and other advice relating to the employee’s condition. Health and Safety Representative A person elected (or selected) pursuant to Work Health and Safety Act 2011, Part 5, Consultation, representation and participation, Division 3, Subdivision 4 – Election of health and safety representatives (Annex A) for the purposes of representing workers in a work group. High risk plant Is plant equipment and/or plant machinery that has the potential to cause death, serious injury or illness. This includes hand held power tools. High risk work Work that requires a license to carry out the high risk work, such as scaffolding work, dogging and rigging work, crane and hoist operation reach stackers, working in confined spaces, forklift operations and but not limited to pressure equipment operation. Impairment The loss of or missing, or the inability to use and/or the damage or malfunction of any part of the body or any bodily system or function, or part of such system or function. Inquiry The investigation into a matter, seeking information by questioning/interrogation, to query the actions of individuals involved in a work health and safety event or incident.
Glossary of Work Health and Safety Terms 6 UNCONTROLLED IF PRINTED Internal regulations Internal regulations are those internal compliance requirements typically applied to systems and activities through which Defence may be exposed to systemic consequence hazards and risks and for which external regulation may not be appropriate or sufficient, eg include airworthiness, seaworthiness, and explosive ordinance. Likelihood The probability or chance of something or an event occurring. Major hazard facility The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011, Schedule 15 – Hazardous chemicals at major hazard facilities (and other threshold quantity) (Annex B) are present or likely to be present in a quantity that exceeds their threshold quantity. This is determined by the regulator and is listed in the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011, Chapter 9, Part 9.2 Determinations about Major Hazard Facilities (Annex C) to be storing chemicals above minor quantities. Major hazard facility license A license granted under Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011, Chapter 9, Part 9.7 - Licensing of Major Hazard Facilities (Annex D). Management review A formal process where senior management assess performance of the Work Health and Safety Management System in delivering the organisation’s work health and safety policy, performance and objectives and targets. Reviews can be utilised to evaluate the status of process for implementation of changes to the Work Health and Safety Management System, the need for