Important Update: Work Health and Safety Regulations

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Are You Ready for the New WHS Laws?

As most of you are aware, the new Australian Work Health and Safety regulations have been invoked and are now in effect. As a result, there are several important updates we would like to highlight to our readers, which are outlined in this blog.

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2022 Updates

Prior to the 2022 WHS updates, we were all used to operating under the Mines Safety & Inspection Act 1994 and the associated Mines Safety & Inspections Reg 1995.

As of 31 March 2022, we now operate under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022.

Work Health and Safety Update

Other essential WHS updates include:

  • Reference to Classified Plant is no longer, we now must adjust our thinking and use “Registerable Plant” instead.
  • Itinerant Classified Plant is the same, and although the term has changed you still need to be mindful that you are capturing all the “registerable plant” coming and going from site and ensuring that it is safe to use. In fact, all plant needs to be inspected whether registerable or not.
  • r213 – States: – The person with management or control of plant at a workplace must ensure that the maintenance, inspection and, if necessary, testing of the plant is carried out by a competent person.

Learn More About the Work Health and Safety Updates

To assist you in maintaining the safety and compliance of your workforce and site in-line with the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022, here are some useful links that offer further information.

Video Explanations of the New WHS Laws:

PDF Downloads of the WHS Regulations 2022:

WHS Compliance and Policies:

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Need Help Preparing for the WHS Laws?

If you need assistance preparing for the implementation of the new WHS laws, the AME team is more than happy to answer your questions. Call us on (08) 9466 7444 or email info@asseteng.com.au with your query.

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