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OHS Appointments & Legal Liabilities

The intention of this publication is to make employers realise that appointments have to be meaningful, and value-adding to their health and safety management system, rather than merely a paper exercise.

Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409124286

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The intention of this publication is to make employers realise that appointments have to be meaningful, and value-adding to their health and safety management system, rather than merely a paper exercise.

A general challenge to the practical implementation of the OHS-Act and its Regulations is that appointees are not always fully aware of their responsibilities, what their legal liabilities entail and how they would be managed in respect to the relevant appointment.

Similarly, many employers fail to realise that they cannot assign their legal obligations by appointing persons without also managing them properly. It is vital for employers to make a concerted effort to ensure that appointees are competent, and fully understand their responsibilities. This will have the benefit of more effective implementation of the health and safety management system, and minimisation of legal liability implications.

The sample appointments in this book are not an exhaustive list, but include the letters required under specific circumstances, or those that the authors deem necessary to effectively manage occupational health and safety in the workplace.

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Table of contents

FOREWORD

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

INTRODUCTION

LEGISLATIVE EXTRACTS, COMMENTARY AND APPOINTMENT LETTER CATEGORIES:

General

Emergency arrangements

Construction work

Machinery

Electrical

Diving work

Explosives

Health

Children