The work health and safety act 2011 (the whs act) provides a framework to protect the health, safety and welfare of all workers at work it also protects the health and safety of all other people who might be affected by the work all workers are protected by the whs act, including. Comcare, canberra, australian capital territory 47 likes 13 were here comcare is a statutory authority of the australian federal government. Anu work health and safety definitions and acronyms 2 arrangements, approved transportation arrangements, comcare administers safety, rehabilitation and compensation act 1988, work health and safety act 2011 [whs act 2011) health surveillance monitoring of individuals for the purpose of identifying.
Australian capital territory, northern territory, commonwealth [comcare], new south wales, queensland, south australia , tasmania nsw and act contact: hosta 1300 046 782 whs regulation 21 note: in south australia hsrs are entitled work health and safety act 2011 australian capital territory, northern territory, commonwealth [comcare. Comcare has functions and powers under the federal whs act including monitoring and enforcing compliance with the federal whs act, and conducting and defending proceedings under the federal whs act for an estimated 400,000 1 full time equivalent (fte) employees covered by the federal whs. Comcare administers the commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme for all workers employed by australian public service (aps) agencies, the act government and for workers of organisations which self-insure under the scheme. Defence whs awards the defence whs awards is a corporate recognition program, supported by senior defence leaders the awards recognise outstanding contributions from individuals and teams to create a safer working environment.
Comcare means the body corporate established under section 68 of the safety, the work health and safety act 2011 of the australian capital territory both this act and a corresponding whs law may apply in relation to a worker or a workplace double jeopardy. Recovre is approved by comcare under the whs act 2011 to provide the five (5) day hsr course for newly elected hsrs and deputy hsrs to allow them to perform additional hsr powers & functions as outlined in the work health and safety act 2011. The model whs act and regulations permit very limited departures from the national scheme permitted variations can be made where allowed, and in accordance with, jurisdictional notes jurisdictional notes can be found in the model act and regulations at wwwsafeworkaustraliagovau. Group (rog) and administers the work, health and safety act 2011 (whs act) through a variety of prevention, assurance and enforcement activities these activities include: workplace inspections. 2 disclaimer this guide provides a basic and general overview of subject matter only it is not a substitute for independent legal or other professional advice and cannot be relied on as a comprehensive statement of the law relating to the work health and safety act 2011 (cth) comcare recommends duty-holders obtain appropriate independent legal and/or other professional advice relevant to.
Job description duties the regional operations team is the service delivery arm of the regulatory operations group (rog) and administers the work, health and safety act 2011 (whs act) through a variety of prevention, assurance and enforcement activities. Job description duties the regional service sa/nt team is the service delivery arm of the regulatory services group and administers the work health and safety act 2011 through a variety of prevention, assurance and enforcement activities including inspection, education, awareness raising, audit and investigation. Austrade gave an enforceable undertaking to comcare, which was accepted by comcare in april 2012, in accordance with clause 16 of schedule 2 of the ohs act appendix table d1 shows the number of work health and safety claims that comcare accepted from austrade staff between 2009–10 and 2011–12. As it stands across australia, comcare administers the work health and safety act 2011 (whs act) and work health and safety regulations 2011 (whs regulations) the current whs act and whs regulations states that comcare provide the framework to ensure the health and safety of workers and workplaces by protecting workers and other persons. Comcare administers the work health and safety act 2011 (whs act) and work health and safety regulations 2011 (whs regulations) in the commonwealth jurisdiction the whs act and whs regulations implement model work health and safety laws that have also been adopted in most of the australian states and territories.
To extend the coverage of the whs act 2011 to all corporations that obtain a licence to self-insure under comcare, thereby excluding the operation of state or territory work health and safety laws, and ensuring that licence-holders operate within an integrated regulatory environment in relation to compensation, rehabilitation and prevention of. The commonwealth work health and safety act 2011 (whs act) defines certain persons according to their roles or functions the definitions apply for the purposes of both the whs act and the commonwealth work health and safety regulations 2011 (whs regulations) 1 regulator, inspectors comcare is the ‘regulator’ for the purposes of the whs act. Authorised by the act parliamentary counsel—also accessible at wwwlegislationactgovau about this republication the republished law this is a republication of the work health and safety act 2011 (including any amendment made under the legislation act 2001, part 113 (editorial changes)) as in force on 29 march 2018it. Make a request to an inspector, to comcare, or to the safety, rehabilitation and compensation commission, that an investigation be conducted at the workplace (by contacting the state/territory comcare whs manager. Initial 5 day health & safety representatives (hsr) training - comcare approved 1 day health & safety representatives (hsr) refresher training - comcare approved 15 hrs - duty holders obligations & offences under the whs act 2011 cth.
About us comcare is established under the safety rehabilitation and compensation act 1988 (src act) comcare has functions and responsibilities under the src act, the work health and safety act 2011 (whs act) and the asbestos-related claims (management of commonwealth liabilities) act 2005 (arc act. The work health and safety act 2011 (whs act) comcare provides advice to the minister for employment on issues relating to the administration of the commonwealth's work health and safety and workers' compensation frameworks. We administer and provide advice on the work health and safety act 2011 and the work health and safety regulation 2017 if you are an employer or business (or other pcbu) you must comply with these laws to ensure the health and safety of your workers our simple safety section explains these laws in plain english the whs legislation is supported by our compliance policy and prosecution. Home blog comcare releases tool to help deal with workplace change june 14, 2014 comcare releases tool to help deal with workplace change (pcbus) have a duty under the work health and safety act 2011 (whs act) to ensure the health and safety of their workers,” stated comcare.
Comcare is a statutory authority of the australian federal government established under the safety, rehabilitation and compensation act 1988 (src act) and covered by the commonwealth authorities and companies act 1997 (cac act) comcare administers the commonwealth's workers' compensation scheme under the src act and the work health and safety act 2011 (ohs act. Comcare is the commonwealth agency authorised by the safety, rehabilitation and compensation act 1988 (src act) to collect personal information relevant to an injured worker's claim for the purposes of managing the compensation claim and for the management of the injured worker's rehabilitation and the discharge of other functions and use of.