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OH&S record keeping

Occupational health and safety laws in all Australian jurisdictions require employers to provide safe systems of work and safe worksites.  To avoid or defend prosecution, employers have to document how it identify hazards, assess risks, design training and  work methods. What documentary records should employers maintain?  The legislation does not specify precisely what is required. The following list might assist organisations establish compliance with its legal safety obligations. Its not good enough just to comply with OH& S laws – employers must  be in a position to prove that they comply.
  1. Operating manuals and maintenance records for plant.
  2. Safe operating procedures for plant and and safe work method statements for processes.
  3. Risk assessments and hazard identification processes.
  4. Timely and appropriate consideration, resolution and implementation of safety suggestions.
  5. Records of instruction and training of managers, supervisors, employees and contractors about their obligations to take reasonable care of themselves and others.
  6. Records of induction and regular refreshers courses for managers, supervisors, employees and contractors
  7. Emergency response manuals allocating responsibility for incident notification, management, legal advice and stakeholder relations


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