As a business owner, you must meet the WHS Requirements set out in the acts and regulations in your state or territory.
Acts give a general overview of how to make workplaces safe and healthy. They outline your legal responsibilities and duties as an employer and business owner. Each State has its own Act.
Regulations set out the standards you need to meet for specific hazards and risks, such as noise, machinery, and manual handling.
Regulating agencies Such as Worksafe – administer health and safety laws. They’re responsible for inspecting workplaces, providing advice and help, and handing out notices and penalties where necessary.
Pocket OHS is a great tool to use to help you to work towards compliance with OHS and WHS regulations and legislation and keep OHS WHS in the forefront of the minds of your workers. OHS and WHS compliance to regulations is mandatory.
Pocket OHS is designed to help contractors bring their OHS paperwork online, centralise OHS paperwork and provide an easy to use platform to practically use their paperwork on a day to day basis. Pocket OHS has a website / mobile friendly (www.pocketOHS.com.au) and an APP available for i-PHONE and also Android. Pocket OHS will benefit many SMEs in Victoria that perform contracting work and help them to comply with paperwork regulations.
Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), often referred to as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) involves the assessment and minimisation of risks that may impact the health, safety or welfare of those in your workplace. This may include the health and safety of your customers, employees, visitors, contractors, volunteers and suppliers. As a business owner there are legal requirements that you must comply with to ensure your workplace meets WHS obligations.
With Pocket OHS you can digitally store all of your compliance paperwork and instantly distribute updates and new documents amongst your team. Store your induction cards and trade licences digitally by taking a photo of them. Workers can read their SWMS before they start work and print a report to show job location start and finish times and that they have acknowledged that they have read their SWMS and will abide with legislation while they are working.
In Australia, Safe Work Australia and other authorities in each state or territory have responsibilities for enforcing WHS/OHS legislation (acts and regulations). As a business owner, you must meet the WHS requirements set out in the acts and regulations.
Pocket OHS is a valuable tool in your compliance to these regulations, it assists with audits and accessibility and in house distribution of your own WHS OHS documents.
Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), involves the assessment of risks that may impact the health, safety or welfare of those in your workplace. This may include the health and safety of your workers, customers, visitors, contractors, volunteers and suppliers.