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On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
Information on websites maintained by Comcare will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.

CEO/Agency Head - Accountability

Actions, or inactions by CEOs/Agency Heads are very visible to the workers they guide. All workers in the business have accountability at one level or another.

Every worker at every level of business should:

  • take ownership of their own health and safety for those matters within their control or ability to influence.
  • work with colleagues to promote health and safety and ensure that it becomes a part of everyday business
  • contribute to providing quality information that enables the establishment of baseline compliance levels and the measurement of changes in compliance over time. This rich source of information provides a reference point for targeting prevention and better practice initiatives
  • be accountable as an individual to enhance a culture of health and safety within the business
  • ensure that they meet duty of care obligations as required under the WHS laws. Non-compliance can result in a range of regulatory responses, and in some cases, criminal prosecution.
Page last updated: 07 Mar 2014