OHS Booklet




OHS Booklet

Health and Safety


Legislative Requirements

Most codes and regulations are to prevent as much injury and illnesses as possible. These are the main codes and legislations which are implemented in my business:

  • Occupational health, safety and welfare act.
  • Codes of practice
  • Occupational Health, safety and welfare Regulations
  • OHS or occupational health and safety is an act which is used to discipline businesses to creating and maintaining a safe and looked-after environment for any person who deals with the area. OHS is a list of codes and requirements that businesses have to follow. Not following these codes can cause serious harm to employees and also fines may apply to the company.

    The legislation which describes the NSW workers compensation system, is “Workcover Act NSW” and it is for all workers of NSW. This is legislation is regulated and monitored by Workcover Authority NSW and is a government organisation.

    Managers have the responsibilities:

  • To ensure that Manual handling policies and procedures are being implemented
  • To ensure that their staff are sufficiently trained and are knowledgeable of the correct Manual handling procedures
  • To design work practices and procedures that will have the least amount of risks as possible
  • To ensure that the organisation has enough resources and equipment to reduce the amount of lifting, carrying and moving heavy loads.
  • To ensure that employees are well known of the bad lifting practices.
  • To report all incidents, accidents and injuries. This is a OHS requirement and will be a breach of OHS if not reported
  • To provide all necessary safety clothing and equipment that can prevent OHS.
  • Responsibilities of Employees:

  • Attend all training programs provided for them.
  • All manual handling is limited to just emergencies and light objects.
  • Must use the manual handling equipment which reduces the load on the cody by a significant amount.
  • Never using the dangerous manual handling techniques such as drag lift.
  • Making sure that all accidents, incidents, injur...

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  • ies or close accidents are reported to the supervisors immediately.

    Duty of care is the legal responsibility to take care of workers. Employers and management have to plan for the safety of their employees and create a safe work space. This also means all people in the workplace including visitors and contractors have to be kept in a safe environment. If a person is harmed under supervision of the employer/ management is liable.

    Workplace Safety Signs



    Reporting incidents and injuries is necessary in any situation. It is a legal requirement and must be followed. The procedure to report these incidents and injuries is in a log book as well. The incidents are written down with a short detail and the time and date next to it. The controls and methods used to handle the incident is also record for future use. There must be the statement from the victim of the incident and other health documents.

    The records will include the updates on the hazards and problems in the workplace. The employees should record the problems in the committee. The records should be listed down and then decide their priorities and which records should be handled first. The hazards that have high priority are usually the most dangerous or easiest problems to fix.

    This works significantly well because it allows the committee to decide on which problems to deal with next. The order in which the committee decides on is usually the most logical and convenient.

    The reasons for keep OHS records is in case an incident is repeated, they can look at the records and see what the best way to resolve the incident was. The organization improves them by looking at which incidents and injuries which occur the most. This information can be used to reduce the amount of times the incidents will happen.

    Responsibilities for Emergency Situations

    Employer and employee has responsible for OHS supervision in the workplace.

    I can control the risk and be proactive in managing OHS with the work group by

    Consultation, I can consult with my supervisor and also reporting any risk to the supervisor immediately.

    The way of disseminating OHS policy and procedures

  • OHS meeting in organization ,they help employees and employers follow health and safety procedures
  • The way you can make sure it is readily accessible by the workgroup

  • My organisation has programs OHS training to meet our legal obligations. The OHS policy is set clear to every employee and is available to any visitors to the organisation. Every employer has prepared a written statement of the organisation’s policy to health and safety. This could be improved by setting a routine of practicing this policy. Signs for emergency door maps and fire extinguishers placed all over the workplace will also improve my organization.
  • Employers have some of the…


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