Getting Work Health & Safety (WHS) Right

Working together to get WHS right

Working together to get WHS right

In 2022, Western Australia experienced a significant number of changes to its work health and safety (WHS) landscape. New legislation came into effect which more closely aligned WA’s WHS laws with those seen in other states.

We know that WA employers want to do the right thing by their workers but sometimes just don’t have the support or resources available to navigate their way through the system.

When big changes like those we have seen as part of the WHS reform take place, it’s a timely reminder to refresh your knowledge and make sure your business is compliant, so that both you and your workers are safe in the workplace.

Here you can find the practical advice, guidance and resources you need to get employment right, including:

  • Free eLearning Resources on WHS laws in Western Australia
  • Free webinars on the new work health and safety laws
  • Free information sheets and more to come

Free WHS Officer Checklist

Free WHS eLearning

Here you can access free eLearning materials to be used in your business.
Our eLearning materials will take you through the basics of the new WHS landscape after the 2022 reform to help you take proactive steps towards compliance.

Course contents
These courses are broken into two different categories to suit the information you may be needing. One course is targeted toward ‘Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking’ (PCBU’s) and one targeted toward the responsibilities of their ‘workers’.
Looking for something more?

In addition to these free introductory courses there is plenty more available via CCIWA’s Learning Solutions team.

Contact chris.nunn@cciwa.com if you’d like to learn more.

Free In-Person Seminar on Duties and Responsibilities
Under the New WHS Act

Working together with WorkSafe WA, CCIWA is hosting an in-person seminar to guide you through the responsibilities and obligations of PCBU’s and Officers under the new WHS Act. This event will be held at the Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street on August 25th and will include a light morning tea with time to ask questions and network as well.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to join us while we explore the changes to the WHS act and receive expert advice along the way.

  • Location: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street, Perth
  • Time: Registration will start at 8:30am, event starts 9:00am and runs through until 11:00am
  • Coffee, Tea & pastries provided.

More seminars are coming soon, email osh@cciwa.com to express your interest

Free WHS Webinars

We recently finished a series of free webinars on the new work health and safety laws in Western Australia. You can still watch one for free right here.

The Work Health and Safety Act (2020) and Regulations (2022) have replaced WA’s previous Occupational Safety and Health Act. This new WHS Act is the framework to protect the health, safety and welfare of all workers at work and of other people who might be affected by work.

The new laws bring vast changes for the continuing obligations of organisations, executives, workers, and associated penalties.

During each session, topics covered include:

  • Duty obligations of the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU)
  • Duty obligations of Workers
  • Due diligence obligations of Officers
  • Penalties for Workplace fatalities – Industrial Manslaughter and Category 1 offences
  • Snapshot of the new WHS Regulations

Expert advice if you need it

Mistakes happen and there is help available to correct and prevent them moving forward. Our Employment Law WA Team can help your business get things back on track in a number of different areas such as:

  • Underpayment claims
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Employment contracts
  • Workplace policies
Call (08) 9365 7746
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