Insurance cover and WHS obligations

Since publication of this note, WA passed a version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws, which became operational on 31 March 2022. See Safe Work Australia for further information.

The nationally harmonised Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws are now in place in all states except WA and Victoria. Architects should be aware of the status of WHS legislation, regulations, codes and guides and the legal liability that may arise from these.