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Work Health and Safety

Old Parliament House’s work health and safety (WHS) arrangements are in line with the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Our WHS initiatives include:

  • providing training to all employees, volunteers and contractors to ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Act
  • ensuring that WHS awareness is a mandatory module in the induction program for new employees, volunteers and contractors
  • maintaining a dedicated intranet page that provides information on WHS legislation and responsibilities, as well as notification and reporting tools, for all employees
  • establishing procurement and contracting procedures that outline legislative requirements and the responsibilities of contractors in relation to WHS
  • aligning human resources policies and procedures with WHS legislative requirement
  • offering a health and wellbeing program to all staff to promote a culture of maintaining a healthy work and life balance.

During the reporting period, we had one incident that was notifiable under section 38 of the Act. It was investigated with no findings recorded.