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  • Officer of a PCBU

    The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide information on duties and obligations of an ‘Officer’ under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws in the Commonwealth.



 


 


 

  • PCBU in the Commonwealth Jurisdiction

    The principal duty holder under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act) is a ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBU), which replaces the ‘employer’ as principal duty holder. This fact sheet will assist the jurisdiction by providing guidance in respect to PCBUs in the Commonwealth jurisdiction.



 

  • Personal safety awareness when travelling

    Opportunistic crime is unplanned crime where the offender feels enabled to take advantage of their victim due to a supporting physical environment, situation or context.

     


 


 


 


 


 

  • Quality of working life strategy

    Provides practical guidance to assist workplaces develop, implement and evaluate an action plan to improve health and productivity.



 


 

  • Reasonable adjustments

    This fact sheet provides general guidance on reasonable adjustments that can support someones ability to work.



 


 

  • Rehabilitation Management system audit report - Template

    This template will assist rehabilitation authorities to audit their rehabilitation management systems to ensure they are complying with the requirements of the SRC Act and associate guidelines.

    Comcare is currently reviewing its suite of rehabilitation management system audit tools to reflect the launch of the Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2019.

    Noting that references to the Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2012 no longer apply, the current tools set out the key elements of a RMS and can be used by employers to assess their RMS and areas for improvement.



 

  • Rehabilitation management system audit tool

    This rehabilitation management system audit tool is based on the tool used by Comcare to regulate licensees. It reflects the requirements of a rehabilitation management system as well as the legislative requirements of the SRC Act and the associated guidelines.

    Comcare is currently reviewing its suite of rehabilitation management system audit tools to reflect the launch of the Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2019.

    Noting that references to the Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2012 no longer apply, the current tools set out the key elements of a RMS and can be used by employers to assess their RMS and areas for improvement.



 

  • Rehabilitation Management system audit workbook

    This workbook has been produced to support the rehabilitation management system audit tool developed by Comcare for rehabilitation authorities.

    Comcare is currently reviewing its suite of rehabilitation management system audit tools to reflect the launch of the Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2019.

    Noting that references to the Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2012 no longer apply, the current tools set out the key elements of a RMS and can be used by employers to assess their RMS and areas for improvement.



 

  • Rehabilitation Management System Pre-Licence Audit Report Template

    This template is used by Comcare to report on any audit of new applicants for a self-insurance licence on their rehabilitation management systems and capacity for compliance under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2012.



 

  • Rehabilitation Management System Pre-Licence Audit Tool

    This pre-licence audit tool is used by Comcare to audit rehabilitation management systems and capacity for compliance under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2012 for new applicants for a self-insurance licence.



 


 

  • Risk management prompt for hazardous manual tasks

    This prompt tool can be used by WHS advisors and managers, health and safety representatives, line supervisors or workers as a simple guide to identify, assess, control and review work practices that involve a hazardous manual task.



 


 


 


 

  • Smoking in or near Commonwealth workplaces

    This fact sheet provides advice to employers and employees in the Commonwealth jurisdiction, and to others who choose to smoke during working hours outside or near a Commonwealth workplace.



 

  • Social functions

    This fact sheet provides information on workers' compensation and employers' duty of care obligations in relation to social functions involving employees.



 

  • Spray Painting

    Spray painting is the process where a liquid coating substance, usually paint, is changed into a mist or aerosol, in order to apply a coating onto an object or surface.



 


 


 

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