Safe Work Australia has now opened the public comment period for the draft national model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and model Codes of Practice.

In regards to high risk work, general induction (construction) training and work health and safety representatives, the following sections of the WHS Regulations apply:
– Definitions, Part 1.1
– Representation (eg. health and safety representatives), Part 2.1
– Issue Resolution Part 2.2
– Cessation of unsafe work Part 2.3
– High Risk Work, Part 4.5, and also Schedules 4 and 5
– Construction Work, Chapter 6
– General Induction Training, Part 6.5

Additionally, the Code of Practice for “How to Consult in the Workplace” is relevant to work health and safety representatives.

These documents are available on the Safe Work Australia website   The comment period closes on Monday 4 April 2011 and all submissions must be sent directly to Safe Work Australia.

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