What is the definition of a PCBU – Person conducting a business or undertaking

PCBU - Person conducting a business or undertaking  The WHS Act places the primary duty of care and various other duties and obligations on a ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBU). The meaning of a PCBU is set out in section 5 of the WHS Act. This is a broad concept used to capture all types [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:06:09+11:00July 30th, 2020|Legal|Comments Off on What is the definition of a PCBU – Person conducting a business or undertaking

Inexperienced worker, who had not been inducted, killed on a construction site

Inexperienced and young workers remain a vulnerable group in all industries, in particular the construction industry, as demonstrated by the recent sentencing hearing of a concrete pump contractor in SafeWork NSW v NonAbel Concrete Pump Pty Ltd; Bilal Hamdan (2020). Case Background NonAbel Concrete Pump Pty Ltd (Company) is a company providing concrete pumping and [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:08:28+11:00April 20th, 2020|Legal, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Inexperienced worker, who had not been inducted, killed on a construction site

Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws

By: Fairwork.gov.au Recent updates – 25 March 2020 On 24 March 2020 the Fair Work Commission made a determination to vary the Hospitality Award. The new Schedule L applies from 24 March to  30 June 2020. The changes improve award flexibility during the outbreak of coronavirus for classifications and duties, hours of work for full-time and [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:09:33+11:00March 26th, 2020|Health, Legal|Comments Off on Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws

Australia Split with Industrial Manslaughter

Victoria now joins the ACT (under the Crimes Act) and Queensland in having specific workplace or industrial manslaughter laws in place. The Northern Territory has also introduced a WHS Amendment Bill creating the offence of industrial manslaughter while NSW has introduced a WHS Amendment Bill.   Determining factors of suicide could be a problem. Victorian Workplace [...]

By |2019-12-03T13:17:48+11:00December 1st, 2019|Legal, WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Australia Split with Industrial Manslaughter

Industrial manslaughter laws passed in NT

By: workplaceohs 2 Dec 2019 The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has passed the Territory’s first industrial manslaughter laws, creating a new offense to protect the safety of workers. The new law will ensure all businesses, regardless of the business size, face the same level of penalty if reckless or negligent conduct has caused a workplace [...]

By |2019-12-03T13:17:41+11:00November 30th, 2019|Legal, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Industrial manslaughter laws passed in NT
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