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General OH&S Induction Training Course 1 WHAT’S SO IMPORTANT ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY? IN THE YEAR 2003, MORE PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN WORK RELATED.

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2 General OH&S Induction Training Course 1 WHAT’S SO IMPORTANT ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY? IN THE YEAR 2003, MORE PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN WORK RELATED INCIDENTS THAN THOSE KILLED IN NATIONAL ROAD TOLL IN AUSTRALIA. THAT IS MORE THAN 2000 PEOPLE DEAD EVERY YEAR !!!

3 General OH&S Induction Training Course 2 General Occupational Health & Safety for Construction General OH&S Induction Training Course N.S.W. Board of Studies WorkCover NSW Approval No: 2894

4 General OH&S Induction Training Course 3 Session 1 Responsibility Define occupational health and safety in NSW Outline employer, employee & others OHS responsibilities on site Define WorkCover's role in advising and assessing compliance with OHS on site.

5 4 Definitions Act: General law.e.g.NSW OHS Act 2000 Regulation: More specific law under act i.e. NSW OHS Regulation 2001 Codes of Practice: Practical guidelines produced to encourage best practice (not law but guides) Australian Standards (ensure good design, safety & efficiency for a range of items and practices): Law only when referred to in other legal documents (eg contracts or regulations).

6 General OH&S Induction Training Course 5 Who is responsible for health and safety? Employers: Head contractors Contractors Sub contractors Labour hire companies Group schemes Self employed people.

7 General OH&S Induction Training Course 6 Who is responsible for OHS on site? Head contractors Sub contractors

8 General OH&S Induction Training Course 7 Employee Responsibilities By their actions take reasonable care of self and others. Co ‑ operate with their employer to comply with OH&S requirements. Not to interfere or misuse any plant or process provided for OH&S.

9 General OH&S Induction Training Course 8 Who else is responsible for OHS? Others: Self employed People in control of work premises, plant or substances(e.g. building owners) Suppliers Designers Manufacturers Installers.

10 9 Who is responsible for OHS in construction?

11 General OH&S Induction Training Course 10 Employer Responsibility Section 8 Safe systems and working environment Information Instruction Training Supervision Safe Plant and Substances Safe Access and Exit Safe premises & Housekeeping Facilities & Amenities.

12 General OH&S Induction Training Course 11 Responsibilities to Non-Employees Section 8 (2) & 9 Persons other than employees Other contractor workers Visitors to site General public School students on work experience or placement

13 General OH&S Induction Training Course 12 Employees Section 20 Take reasonable care of others Cooperate with employer - Follow instructions - Follow work procedures - Follow safety rules - Participate in safety training - Wear personal protective equipment

14 General OH&S Induction Training Course 13 Managers & Supervisors Section 26 Directly responsible for areas they control Influence management to improve an area outside their control to: - eliminate where possible - control risk

15 General OH&S Induction Training Course 14 Other Persons in Control Controllers of premises used as workplaces or sites and plant or substances used by people at work ( section 10) Designers of plant and equipment or substances used at work ( section 11) Manufacturers and suppliers of plant & equipment and substances used at work (section 11)

16 General OH&S Induction Training Course 15 WorkCover’s Role: Inspectors Enter sites to ensure safety Conduct inspections Check plant & equipment Check systems of work Observe workplace procedures Assist employer to solve OHS problems

17 General OH&S Induction Training Course 16 WorkCover’s Role: Inspectors Provides advice and information Enforce OHS laws Issue notices Issue fines Investigate incidents/accidents & dangerous acts Gather evidence and recommend prosecution

18 17 Maximum Penalties under the OHS Act Corporation $ Individual (not employee) Employee $ nd Offence $ Yrs Gaol 1 st Offence $ $ $3 300 Failure to comply with prohibition notice $ $55 000$3 300 Failure to comply with an improvement notice $ or $1 500 on ‑ the ‑ spot $27 500$1 650 On ‑ the ‑ spot Fine On the spot fines vary from $200 to $1 500.


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