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Work Health and Safety Legislation: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

NSW – Emergency Plan reports that under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation of persons from the place of work. Furthermore, details of the arrangements for any such evacuation are kept on display in an appropriate location or locations at the place of work. AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ is designed to suit the requirements. As part of an emergency plan

Workplace Health and Safety Act: Evacuation Signs: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan reports that under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation signs/ evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation of persons from the place of work. Furthermore, details of the arrangements for any such evacuation are kept on display in an appropriate location or locations at the place of work. AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities is designed to suit the requirements. As part

Machinery Guarding Audit

AUST - Hendry advises that the Work Health & Safety Regulations are designed to protect people at work against the risks to health and safety and have specific sections dealing with injury arising from plant and systems of work associated with plant. A machinery guarding audit meets the Regulations’ expectations. The Work Health & Safety Regulations apply not only to employers who use plant but also to designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant. The Regulations require that machinery guarding is fitted, as a measure to control risk, to any machinery, equipment, appliance, implement or tool to prevent access to the

WHS: OHS: Harmonisation

AUST - Hendry advises that with work health and safety legislation in force across a number of jurisdictions, it is important that businesses operating across state and territory borders take stock of the changing regulatory environment. Businesses also need to be mindful that the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws involve more than a new set of Acts – comprehensive Regulations and Codes of Practice also form part of the reform agenda. The key changes In short, these include: Positive duties of due diligence being placed on officers and senior managers; Consultation of workers about matters that will directly impact