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Identify the Legal and External Obligations of your business

As a business owner you have legal responsibilities to implement health and safety practices in your workplace as soon as you start your business. You need to ensure that your business doesn't create health and safety problems for your workers, contractors, volunteers, visitors, customers or the public.

Knowing and understanding Health and Safety laws and how they apply to business will help you avoid unnecessary costs and damage to your business caused by workplace injury and illness. This can be a confusing exercise but we can provide you with the knowledge and understanding in simple terms and help you to navigate your way on your safety journey.

Under Australian WHS/OH&S legislation businesses are legally obliged to:

  • provide safe work premises
  • assess risks and implement appropriate measures for controlling them
  • ensure safe use and handling of goods and substances
  • provide and maintain safe machinery and materials
  • assess workplace layout and provide safe systems of work
  • provide a suitable working environment and facilities
  • have insurance and workers compensation workers’ compensation insurance for your workers.

At Enable we believe it shouldn’t be an expensive exercise to implement and maintain safe practices and install safety equipment, because the effect of not taking action can be severe and costly to a business and individuals. Complying with Health and Safety requirements and other external obligations can prevent you from being sued, prosecuted and fined, and help you to retain skilled staff and through our services becomes an affordable investment.

Health & Safety can be a legal minefield

Contact us today on 0488 152 451 to find out how we can help you navigate this frustrating problem.

Your obligations may vary according to circumstances and industry. Contact us for advice on what is applicable to your situation and how we can develop a Legal and External Obligations Register for you.

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