Health and safety Social protection
The PCBU must ensure the following, so far as is reasonably practicable:
(a) that a work environment free of risks to health and safety is provided and maintained, and
(b) that safe plant structures are provided and maintained, and
(c) that safe work systems are provided and maintained, and
(d) that plant structures and substances are stored and maintained safely, and
(e) that adequate facilities for the welfare of workers is provided and those facilities can be accessed, and
(f) that information, training and instruction necessary to protect all persons from health and safety risks are provided, and
(g) that the workplace is monitored for the purpose of preventing workplace injury or illness, and
(h) that workers who occupy accommodation supplied by the PCBU do not have their health and safety placed at risk.
In relation to information, training and instruction provided to a worker, it must be suitable and adequate, having regard to the nature of the work and risks associated with the worker’s role, and any control measures implemented. The PCBU must also ensure that any information, training and instruction is provided in a way that is readily understandable by the recipient.
Law / 01st January 2012 / Australia / Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) & Work Health and Safety Regulations (QLD)
The main object of this Act is to provide for a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces by a protecting workers and other persons against harm to their health, safety and welfare through the elimination or minimisation of risks arising from work or from particular types of substances or plant. Under this Act a “PCBU” is a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking.