Whs Shortcomings That Our Company Is Facing

1122 Words Dec 26th, 2016 5 Pages
The purpose of this report is to discuss the WHS shortcomings that our company is facing. As an organization, we have a range of duties, responsibilities and obligations, from the PCBU, management, HSR personnel, officers and workers. Everyone has a responsibility and duty to themselves and each other. As you are aware, a supervisor from our company attempted to hold a meeting to discuss a specific hazard and he came across multiple barriers that hindered him in his goal. This report will identify our legislative requirements for consultation and participation, processes that we could implement internally and externally, and my input if I am given the authority and resources by management.

There are several legislative requirements for consultation and participation. According to the WHS Act 2012 Section 47 (1), “The person conducting a business or undertaking must, so far as is reasonably practicable, consult, in accordance with this Division and the regulations, with workers who carry out work for the business or undertaking who are, or are likely to be, directly affected by a matter relating to work health or safety.” This duty placed on the PCBU is based on the fact that worker input and participation in WHS policies improves outcomes for workers and reduces work related injuries. Section 49 (a) of the WHS Act identifies “A person conducting a business or undertaking must consult with workers when identifying hazards and assessing risks to health and safety arising…
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