Laws & compliance
Acts and Regulations of Parliament used to govern workplace health and safety throughout Queensland.
A code of practice provides practical guidance for people who have work health and safety duties.
Acts and Regulations of Parliament used to govern electrical safety throughout Queensland.
These electrical safety codes of practice provide practical guidance for people who have work health and safety duties.
Acts and Regulations of Parliament used to govern workers' compensation and injury management throughout Queensland.
The Department is empowered under the law to respond to health and safety incidents and electrical safety incidents at workplaces.
Accredited auditors are the only person in Queensland to perform electrical inspections.
All electrical incidents must be reported to the Electrical Safety Office.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) and Electrical Safety Office (ESO) inspectors visit workplaces to monitor compliance and respond to health and safety incidents.
Links to information on workplace health and safety prosecutions, including causes to prosecute, enforceable undertakings, defences, appeals and access to your information.
An enforceable undertaking is one of the options available to promote compliance with workplace health and safety laws. It is an alternative to court action for an alleged breach of the Act.
- Last updated
- 29 June 2015
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