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New guidance for labour hire (News)

11 November 2019

Safe Work Australia have published "Labour hire: duties of persons conducting a business or undertaking".

The guide provides information involving the supply of workers (labour hire PCBUs) to work for another business or undertaking (host PCBUs) on complying with their health and safety duties under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws.

As Safe Work Australia identify, labour hire arrangements can be complex. This 7-page Guide covers the:

  • Model Work Health and Safety Act and labour hire arrangements
  • Consultation between PCBUs
  • Duties of a host PCBU
  • Before engaging labour hire workers
  • During a labour hire worker’s placement
  • Duties of a labour hire PCBU
  • Before placing labour hire workers
  • During a labour hire worker’s placement

You can read the new guidance material online at Safe Work Australia, including further details on labour hire.

Page last reviewed: 15 December 2019
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