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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Abbreviation
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Valid from
04/04/2016

Information provider
Parliamentary Counsel Office
Author
Parliamentary Counsel Office
Information type
Legislation
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Description

The Act and related regulations require that workers and others are given the highest level of protection from workplace health and safety risks, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes risks to both physical and mental health.

Scope

The main purpose of this Act is to provide for a balanced framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces by:

  • a) protecting workers and other persons against harm to their health, safety, and welfare by eliminating or minimising risks arising from work or from prescribed high-risk plant; and s 1 Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 Reprinted as at 1 October 2018 10
  • b) providing for fair and effective workplace representation, consultation, co-operation, and resolution of issues in relation to work health and safety; and
  • c) encouraging unions and employer organisations to take a constructive role in promoting improvements in work health and safety practices, and assisting PCBUs and workers to achieve a healthier and safer working environment; and
  • d) promoting the provision of advice, information, education, and training in relation to work health and safety; and
  • e) securing compliance with this Act through effective and appropriate compliance and enforcement measures; and
  • f) ensuring appropriate scrutiny and review of actions taken by persons performing functions or exercising powers under this Act; and
  • g) providing a framework for continuous improvement and progressively¬†higher standards of work health and safety.
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The Act and related regulations require that workers and others are given the highest level of protection from workplace health and safety risks, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes risks to both physical and mental health.

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