Work health and safety legislation
If you are an employer or business (or other PCBU) you must comply with these laws to ensure the health and safety of your workers.
Our simple safety section explains these laws in plain English.
This information is general about the law only, and is not a statement of the law as it is applied to a particular problem or individual.
Seek legal advice if you need assistance on the application of the law to your situation.
Amendments to the NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Amendments have been made to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 to correct errors, clarify policy intent and addresses workability issues and will not create a regulatory burden for NSW businesses.
The key changes are summarised on Safe Work Australia’s website and apply mainly to:
- reach stacker licences
- concrete placing booms on towers
- passenger ropeways
- combustible liquids
- plant registration
- unlicensed asbestos work and non-notification
In addition licence fees will be increasing from 1 July 2015 by 2.5% in line with CPI and consistent with NSW Treasury’s - Guidelines for pricing of user charges.
The changes come into effect in NSW on 13 February 2015.