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What WHS Training is Required in NSW?

 

This is a summary of the key training provisions of the NSW Workplace Health & Safety Act 2011

  • One of the objectives of the Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) Act is to provide for a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces by promoting the provision of advice, information, education and training in relation to work health and safety, (WHS Act Clause 3)

 

  • A person conducting a business or undertaking has a primary duty of care to the health and safety of workers. They must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable the provision of any information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking (WHS Act Clause 19)

 

  • An officer or person conducting a business or undertaking must exercise due diligence. The officer must ensure that the person conducting the business or undertaking has, and implements, processes for complying with any duty or obligation under this Act. This may include ensuring that health and safety representatives receive their entitlements to training and the provision of training and instruction to workers about work health and safety. (WHS Act Clause 27 + Explanatory Notes)

 

  • Consultation with workers must occur when making decisions about the procedures for providing information and training for workers, (WHS Act Clause 49)

 

  • The person conducting a business or undertaking must, if requested by a health and safety representative for a work group for that business or undertaking, allow the health and safety representative to attend a course of training in work health and safety within 3 months of that request. (WHS Act Clause 72)

 

 

  • Managers must ensure that information, training and instruction provided to a worker is suitable and adequate. (Regulations Clause 39.2)

 

  • Managers must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the information, training and instruction is provided in a way that is readily understandable by any person to whom it is provided. (Regulations Clause 39.3)

 

  • A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that an emergency plan is prepared for the workplace, that provides for the information, training and instruction to relevant workers in relation to implementing the emergency procedures. (Regulations Clause 43)

 

  • A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure that general construction induction training is provided to a worker engaged by the person who is to carry out construction work. (Regulations Clause 316)

 

  • A person conducting a business or undertaking must not direct or allow a worker to carry out construction work unless: (a) the worker has successfully completed general construction induction training, and (b) if the worker completed the training more than 2 years previously—the worker has carried out construction work in the preceding 2 years. The person conducting the business or undertaking must ensure that the worker holds a general construction induction training card or Statement of Training. (Regulations Clause 317)

 

  • A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that sufficient information, training and instruction is given to a person who uses or works with hazardous chemicals in a workplace. (Regulations Clause 363)