Virtual office Comcare - Australian Goverment
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About Virtual Office

Virtual Office is a risk management tool to help you identify hazards and control risks in an office environment.

It is designed to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), workers and health and safety representatives (HSR’s) operating under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act)..

It can be used when:

  • developing and reviewing your health and safety policies
  • developing practical solutions for applying the risk management principles of the Work Health and Safety Code of Practice 2011 (Cth) – How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks
  • looking for specific guidance on common objects or hazards found in the workplace.

Virtual Office uses a cross section of typical rooms found in an office environment. Where appropriate, Virtual Office provides links to relevant publications, guidance material and legislation.

Other parts of the legislative framework include:

  • Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Cth) (WHS Regulations)
  • Approved Codes of Practice
  • Comcare guidance material

The relevant legislation can be found at

You can navigate Virtual Office by clicking on the objects in each room, or by using the left-hand menu.

If you have any questions or feedback about Virtual Office please contact the WHS Helpdesk.

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