Act ss 19(1) – 19 (2)


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The PCBU must take reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of the following people:
(a) workers who have been engaged by the PCBU or who the PCBU has caused to be engaged, and
(b) workers whose activities are influenced or directed by the person, and
(c) other people affected by the work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking.

Without limiting above, the PCBU must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable:
(a) the provision and maintenance of a work environment without risks to health and safety;
(b) the provision and maintenance of safe plant and structures; and
(c) the provision and maintenace of safe systems of work; and
(d) the safe use, handling and storage of plant, structures and substances; and
(e) the provision of adequate facilities for the welfare at work of workers in carrying out work for the business or undertaking, including ensuring access to those facilities; and
(f) the provision of any information, training, instruction or supervision that is necesssary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking; and
(g) that the health of workers and the conditions at the workplace are monitored for the purpose of preventing illness or injury of workers arising from the conduct of the business or undertaking.

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.