Amendments to the WHS Regulation 15 November 2019

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (WHS Regulation) came into effect on 15 November 2019.

Detail about the changes is below:

  • Penalty Notices
    • penalty notices were created associated with current penalty offences in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the Act).  These are:
      • Failure to notify the regulator of a notifiable incident – s38(1), and
      • Failure to display a notice issued by an inspector in a prominent part of the workplace that identifies a contravention of the WHS legislation – s210.
  • Legislative notes
    • the legislation references in the ‘notes’ in c164 and c166 of the Regulation were updated to reflect the current legislation.
  • Information sharing provisions at s271(3)(c)(ii) of the Act
    • 12 pieces of legislation were added to the list at cl702 of the Regulation.
  • Plant Item Registration
    • the transitional provisions for plant item registration were extended until 1 January 2021.
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