Sustainability and SME’s

Sustainability and SME’s

As a small to medium size enterprise, you may be thinking what does Sustainability mean to me, isn’t it just something that large businesses have to understand and implement? The answer is no. Sustainability is something that individuals and businesses of all sizes need to understand and put in practise in their everyday lives and […]

New WHS Act: Offences and Penalties

We have finally done it… we’ve reached the end of our overview journey through the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act). If you have missed any of the previous updates don’t worry we’ve got you covered, you will find all of them on our website. But let’s get back to this week, […]

New WHS Act: Enforcement Measures

We are almost at the end of our journey through an overview of the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) coming into force in WA this year, but we still have a couple more ‘stops’ to make. Our penultimate stop in the WHS Act for this week is Enforcement Measures, focussing specifically […]

New WHS Act: Securing Compliance

Last week we had a look at the roles and powers of the regulator under the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) due to be implemented this year. The regulator is assisted by The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety in the administration of the WHS Act. This includes the provision […]

New WHS Act: The Regulator

In case you haven’t heard we have a new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) being implemented in Western Australia this year. Have you ever wondered who is responsible for the administration of the WHS Act? As a business owner or PCBU it is important to know who that is and what their […]

New WHS Act: Consultation representation of workers

Over the past few weeks, we have been providing you with and overview of some of the elements in the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) that is due to be implemented this year. One of the biggest assets of any company is its workers, so this week we will looking at […]

New WHS Act: Authorisations

In preparation for the implementation of the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) we have been going through an overview of some of the key elements involved. Last week we focused on Incident Notification, this week it is all about Authorisations. What are authorisations? Examples of authorisations include, but are not limited […]

New WHS Act: HSE Duties 

This week we continue on our journey to understand what the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) means for WA businesses, one aspect that is important to understand clearly is Incident Notification, which is what we’re going to look at this week. Under the new WHS Act, PCBUs must notify the regulator […]

New WHS Act – Health and Safety Duties

In our previous update we provided you with a brief introduction to the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and its aims. This week we want to give you an overview of the health and safety duties of a “Person Conducting a Business Undertaking” (PCBU) under the WHS Act.   Let’s get started […]

WA Jail Sentence under Workplace Safety Laws

Incident The Sole Director of a small Esperance company has been jailed for 8 months and the company fined $605 000 for gross negligence after death of young worker. Two workers fell whilst working at heights, resulting in one fatality and one serious injury. The Prosecutor argued that in “failure to implement safety systems and […]