Work health and safety (WHS) legislation

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.

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Each Australian state and territory has in force Work Health and Safety (WHS or WH&S) or Occupational Health and Safety (OHS or OH&S) legislation. This legislation imposes WHS/OHS obligations on architects – both directly and indirectly. The most basic of these duties is that of employers to ensure the safety of their employees. Refer Acumen note Workplace Health and Safety (WHS).

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