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WHS consultation procedure – published

The WHS consultation procedure describes governing arrangements for worker participation and representation in work health and safety (WHS) matters.

Entry to worksites

Access to Roads and Maritime workplaces is restricted. For WHS reasons, SafeWork NSW inspectors and authorised union officials have right of entry to a worksite. See Entry to worksites for more information.

Agency Safety Risk Register

The Agency Safety Risk Register (ASRR) contains information about Roads and Maritime’s known WHS risks (hazardous events). This risk management tool provides a risk rating for each hazardous event and links to bow-tie diagrams which identify controls to manage these events. The ASRR is now available for Roads and Maritime workers. External parties can request a copy of the ASRR by emailing onermssms@rms.nsw.gov.au.

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (NSW)

The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 comes into effect on 1 September 2017.

This regulation will supersede the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 which will be repealed.

It is essentially the same as the 2011 Regulation, except for minor amendments, including corrections to typos and administrative changes. The changes are outlined here.

The reason for the new Regulation is that the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 only allows a Regulation to continue for 5 years and is then repealed automatically. The Regulation can be extended one year at a time (which occurred last year) on application to the Governor.

WHS Branch will update their documents and procedures to reflect these changes.

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