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Workplace health and safety laws

Acts and Regulations of Parliament used to govern workplace health and safety throughout Queensland.

Codes of practice

A code of practice provides practical guidance for people who have work health and safety duties.

Electrical safety laws

Acts and Regulations of Parliament used to govern electrical safety throughout Queensland.

Electrical safety codes of practice

These electrical safety codes of practice provide practical guidance for people who have work health and safety duties.

Workers' compensation laws

Acts and Regulations of Parliament used to govern workers' compensation and injury management throughout Queensland.

Compliance and enforcement

The Department is empowered under the law to respond to health and safety incidents and electrical safety incidents at workplaces.

Accredited electrical auditors

Accredited auditors are the only person in Queensland to perform electrical inspections.

Electrical incidents and notifications

All electrical incidents must be reported to the Electrical Safety Office.

Workplace inspections

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) and Electrical Safety Office (ESO) inspectors visit workplaces to monitor compliance and respond to health and safety incidents.

Prosecutions

Links to information on workplace health and safety prosecutions, including causes to prosecute, enforceable undertakings, defences, appeals and access to your information.

Enforceable undertakings

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.

Dispute resolution

Provisions that facilitate timely resolution of work health and safety disputes and provide certainty for parties where a dispute remains unresolved.

Best practice review of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Best practice review of work health and safety laws, procedures and policing, including terms of reference and discussion paper.

Memoranda of Understanding

Defines the responsibilities, respective obligations of parties and the working arrangements of interagency cooperation and communication.

Last updated
02 July 2018

Codes of Practice are now an enforceable standard to manage hazards and risks

A Work Health and Safety inspector may refer to an approved code of practice when issuing an improvement or prohibition notice.

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Updated work safety codes of practice enforceable from 1 July 2018

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