WHS E-Book for BCT

(Dad's/HEQ intro)

(Dad's/HEQ intro)

In essence, an employee’s responsibility is to take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety. Not only their safety but also take care that he or she does not affect the health and safety of other persons in the work place. This means that everyone, under law, needs to acknowledge any risks to safety and prevent injury when possible. This means that you, as the employee, need to ensure everyone’s health and safety not just your own.

 

Employee

This goes for everyone including your boss, manager and even customers. As an employee, your job is not only to ensure other staff’s health and safety but also ensure that the third party member (i.e. the customer) is relatively safe. In this line of work, being themeparks, you will see your fair share of customers and so you may think that you just have to stand there, control the flow of people on a ride at a time and get payed. However, you have an obligation and if that obligation is breached there will be problems.

 

 

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Responsibilities

The employer (whether that is a manager or the ceo) must also ensure that all staff are taking their responsibilities seriously and not risking the health and safety of others in the workplace. The employer must also: 

  • -Keep up-to-date knowledge of all workplace health and safety matters.
  • - Understand the nature of the operations of the business, the employees and the hazards and risks associated with those operations.
  • - Ensure that the person employees can use appropriate resources and processes to eliminate or minimise risks to health and safety from work carried out for the business.
  • - Ensure that the employees have appropriate processes for receiving and considering information regarding incidents, hazards and risks and responding in a timely way to that information.
  • - If not then the repercussions will be on the employers head not just the employee’s.

Employer

Responsibilities

An Occupational Health and Safety officer, or ‘OHS officer’, is the one responsible for giving employees inductions like this. Not all businesses legally require an OHS officer but some do especially those associated with mining or construction. Plus, for anyone conducting the business to meet their primary duty of care, they need to appoint someone with the skills and knowledge to advise management on compliance with legislation and the business’s safety performance. The video below explains what an OHS officer does and how he or she affects your workplace.

OHS Officer

OHS Officer

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A Health and Safety Reprsentitives play a key role in the Consultation process outlined in the WHS Act 2011. HSR's are elected by their fellow coworkers to represent what the members want in regards to WHS. HSR's have the right to consult with PCBU on WHS issues, request training, carry out inspections after giving reasonable notice to the PCBU, accompany an inspector during routine inspections, investigate WHS complaints by members.   

HS Representitiives

WHS personnel

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WHS personnel

Legal  

 

Every Person conducting a business is legally required to ensure adequate first aid provisions. These can range from appropriate equipment for a specific type of business to a trained First-aid person at all times. This First-aid person can also be referred to as a 'First-aid officer'.

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The video below describes what a first aid officer does and how they affect the workplace. Essentially, a first aid officer is the one responsible for monitoring and maintaining first aid facilities in their office, administering first aid and assisting the WHS Site Officer  in  reporting WHS risks and incidents.

First aid officer

First Aid

Sorry for not having some of the required details (like the conclusion) but the fact remains that i mentally can't keep sitting here and typing the same thing over and over again because the program keeps clitching out on me. Its making me stressed and frustrated. I also need to leave time to upload the videos because again this programm sucks.