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Laws and legislation

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 provides a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces.

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011

The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 describes how to prevent or minimise a risk at your workplace.

Codes of practice

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

Diving and snorkelling laws

In order to understand the workplace health and safety requirements for diving and your obligations under the law you must understand relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice.

Transitional provisions

Transitional provisions are included to smooth the transition to the new requirements which will require some action by business operators in order to comply.

Consultation and representation

To help business operators provide a safer workplace, they have a duty to consult with workers and other business operators.

Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017

Information about the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017, which was passed in Parliament on 12 October 2017.

Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015

Information about the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015, which commenced on 22 October 2015.

Exemptions to the regulation

The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation) allows the regulator to grant an exemption from compliance with any provision of the WHS Regulation.

Amendments to the regulation

Amendments to Work Health and Safety Regulation commenced on 9 December 2016.

Last updated
18 July 2017

Tower Crane Code of Practice 2017

Tower Crane Code of Practice 2017

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Tower Crane Code of Practice 2017

There's nothing like getting back for getting better

Workers who get back to safe work as soon as possible recover more quickly than those who wait until they are fully recovered.

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There's nothing like getting back for getting better