NSW Work Health Safety Act 2012

Report
WHS Regulations
NSW
Work Health & Safety Regulations
Trainers Module: Overview
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WHS Regulations Training Package
Overview Modules
Overview of WHS Regulations
Management of Risk and Workplace Management
High Risk Hazards
Construction Work
WHS Regulations for Small Business
WHS Regulations
Common Workplace Hazards
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About this Module
Purpose: To provide participants with a high level overview of the WHS
Regulations and the supporting Codes of Practice and other guidance material
• PCBUs, employer representatives, WHS Coordinators, HSRs
Structure
• One presentation
Duration
• 15 mins: with optional slides 20mins
Prerequisite Modules
Customisation
Resources
• All relevant modules on WHS Act
WHS Regulations
Target Audience
• Nil
• Safe Work Australia Legislative Factsheet – Codes of Practice
• Safe Work Australia – Codes of Practice
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Learning Outcomes
The key learning outcomes of this module are:
• An overview of the content and structure of the WHS
Regulations
• An understanding of how Codes of Practice are used to support
the implementation of the WHS legislation
WHS Regulations
• An understanding of the legislative framework for WHS
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Legislative Framework
ACT
WHS Regulations
REGULATION
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Function of the WHS Regulations
The most important function of the
WHS Regulations is to specify the steps
the general duties under the Act
Matters are included in the Regulations
WHS Regulations
that are required for compliance with
in order to streamline the Act
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What’s covered in the WHS Regulations
PRELIMINARY
REPRESENTATION AND PARTICIPATION
GENERAL RISK & WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT
HAZARDOUS WORK
PLANT AND STRUCTURES
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What’s covered in the WHS Regulations
CONSTRUCTION WORK
HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
ASBESTOS
MAJOR HAZARDOUS FACILITIES
MINES
GENERAL
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Some things may appear to be missing
Welding
Licensing for load
shifting equipment
GENERAL
DUTIES
Some construction hazards
e.g.: overhead protective structures,
structural collapse, lowering of materials
Spray Painting
Certificates of competency
for pest controllers
WHS Regulations
Abrasive blasting
Identification and Management of Risk
What is reasonably practicable - state of knowledge
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A practical guide to achieve the
standards of health and safety required
under the Work Health and Safety (WHS)
Act and Regulations
Provide duty holders with guidance on
effective ways to manage work health
and safety risks
WHS Regulations
Approved Codes of Practice
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What is the legal effect of Codes of
Practice?
• Admissible in court proceedings under the WHS Act and
Regulations
• Designed to be used in conjunction with the WHS Act and
Regulations but do not have the same legal implications
• WHS Act and Regulations may be complied with by following
another method if it provides an equivalent or higher standard
WHS Regulations
• May be relied on by courts as evidence of what is known about a
hazard, risk or control and in determining what is reasonably
practicable
• An inspector may refer to an approved Code of Practice when
issuing an improvement or prohibition notice
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Codes of Practice
PRIORITY CODES
How to manage work health safety risks
WHS Consultation, Cooperation & Coordination
Managing work environment and facilities
Hazardous manual tasks
Confined spaces
How to prevent falls at workplaces
Preparation of safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals
Labelling workplace hazardous chemicals
WHS Regulations
Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work
How to manage and control asbestos in the workplace
How to safely remove asbestos
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First Aid in the Workplace
Demolition Work
Managing Risks in Construction Work
Spray Painting and Powder Coating
Preventing Falls in Housing Construction
Abrasive Blasting
Managing Electrical Risks at the Workplace
Welding and Allied Processes
Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals
Safe Access in Tree Trimming and
Aboriculture
Managing Risks of Plant in the Workplace
Preventing and Managing Fatigue in the
Workplace
Safe Design of Building and Structures
Preventing and Responding to Workplace
Bullying
Excavation Work
WHS Regulations
Second Stage Codes of Practice and
Guidance Material
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Transitional arrangements and
WorkCover NSW Codes
Existing NSW Codes of Practice will continue to
or guidance materials or revoked
Where NSW has a Code of Practice on issues that are
not specifically regulated, these Codes will become
WHS Regulations
operate until replaced by national Codes of Practice
guidance material and must be considered when
deciding what is “reasonably practicable”
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WHS Regulations
Questions - Please!
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