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Be proactive with workplace safety

A workplace accident can have a dramatic effect on your business, so you need to be proactive in promoting workplace health and safety (WHS)!

Creating a safe work environment is a legal requirement.

Know your WHS obligations

Safe Work Australia oversees the legally binding WHS laws that are in each state or territory. Creating a safe work environment is a legal requirement. It’s important for business owners to take WHS seriously to avoid injury in the workplace.

As a business owner, you must:

  • provide safe work premises
  • assess risks and implement suitable measures for controlling them
  • ensure safe use and handling of goods and substances
  • provide and maintain safe machinery and materials
  • assess workplace layout and provide safe systems of work
  • provide a suitable working environment and facilities
  • have workers’ compensation insurance for your employees.

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