WHS Compliance Register



This WHS Compliance Register sets out the compliance obligations of a person conducting a business or undertaking under the WHS Laws. It provides descriptions and details of obligations, legislative sources, Codes of Practice and best practice documentation for the business or organisation.

This WHS Compliance Register is suitable for organisations of all sizes and should be read in conjunction with the following documents:

  1. Primary Compliance Register
  2. WHS Risk Register
  3. Work Health and Safety Policy
  4. Work Health and Safety Procedures

Contents

  1. Purpose. 1
  2. Risk management framework. 2
  3. Scope. 2
  4. Policy statement 2
  5. Updates to resources. 3
  6. WHS Compliance Register 4
  7. WHS Compliance Register details. 4
  8. Document information. 8

Purpose

The purpose of this WHS Compliance Register is to set out the compliance obligations of [Organisation name] in relation to work health and safety of its workers and the community.

This WHS Compliance Register is an important reference and informing tool used for identifying various regulatory obligations relating to work health and safety. It provides for easy access to relevant legislation, codes of practice and Australian Standards used for maintaining a healthy and safe working environment for [Organisation name]’s directors, officers, senior managers and workers alike.

This WHS Compliance Register also supports [Organisation name] to readily identify and manage work health and safety compliance risks, including the risk of legal penalties, reputational damage, financial and material losses.

Risk management framework

This WHS Compliance Register forms part of the work health and safety management system and [Organisation name]’s Compliance Management Framework and Risk Management Framework.

This WHS Compliance Register must be read in conjunction with the following:

  1. Primary Compliance Register
  2. Primary Risk Register
  3. WHS Risk Register
  4. Work Health and Safety Policy
  5. Work Health and Safety Procedures
  6. Compliance Management Framework
  7. Risk Management Framework
  8. Risk Management Policy
  9. Risk Management Procedures

Scope

This WHS Compliance Register applies to all directors, officers, employees and all other workers of [Organisation name]. This WHS Compliance Register extends to all current and future activities of [Organisation name], and to any new opportunities [Organisation name] may encounter from time to time.

[Organisation name]’s workers include all of the following:

  1. Employees
  2. Contractors
  3. Sub-contractors
  4. Employees of contractors or sub-contractors
  5. Employee of labour hire company assigned to work in the person’s business or undertaking, or
  6. Outworker
  7. Apprentices and trainees
  8. Students gaining work experience
  9. Volunteers
  10. Any other individuals who carries out work in [Organisation name].

Policy statement

[Organisation name] is committed to managing all risks to the health and safety of its workers and all other persons visiting any workplace of [Organisation name].

In this respect, [Organisation name] is committed to developing, implementing, maintaining and improving on a WHS management system in accordance with the Australian-New Zealand Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Systems and is structured to ensure that [Organisation name] complies with its obligations under the WHS Laws.

Updates to resources

This WHS Compliance Register will be reviewed an updated every [3 months/6 months/year] by the [Compliance Officer] with changes to [Organisation name]’s regulatory obligations communicated to the relevant parties in accordance with [Organisation name]’s Compliance Management Procedures

WHS Compliance Register

WHS Compliance Register details

WHS compliance register ID Description Sources Details of obligation Documentation Risk register ID Risk treatment plan ID
WHS-COM-000 Consultation and co-operation Sections 46-53, 75-78 WHS Laws
Code of Practice – Work Health and Safety Consultation, Co-Operation and Co-Ordination
Duty to consult with workers on WHS matters and duty to consult, co-operate and co-ordinate on WHS matters with other duty holders WHS-RR-000 WHS-RTP-000
WHS-COM-005 Internal hazardous noise Regs 56-59 WHS Regulations
Code of Practice – Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work
Manage risk to hearing loss from noise
Noise does not exceed exposure standard for noise
WHS-RR-005 WHS-RTP-005
WHS-COM-010 External hazardous noise Regs 56-59 WHS Regulations
Code of Practice – Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work
Manage risk to hearing loss from noise
Noise does not exceed exposure standard for noise
WHS-RR-010 WHS-RTP-010
WHS-COM-015 Bad ventilation Regs 51-52 WHS Regulations
Code of Practice – Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
Manage risk associated with hazardous atmosphere (lack of oxygen, increased fire risk, flammable gas, combustible dust, ignition source etc) WHS-RR-015 WHS-RTP-015
WHS-COM-020 Bad air quality Regs 51-52 WHS Regulations
Code of Practice – Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
Manage risk associated with hazardous atmosphere (lack of oxygen, increased fire risk, flammable gas, combustible dust, ignition source etc) WHS-RR-020 WHS-RTP-020
WHS-COM-025 Cold or hot air temperature No specific regulations, general duty of care
Code of Practice – Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
Manage risk to health associated with extreme air temperatures (too hot/too cold) WHS-RR-025 WHS-RTP-025
WHS-COM-030 Manual tasks Regs 60-61 WHS Regulations
Code of Practice – Hazardous Manual Tasks
Manage risk to health and safety associated with hazardous manual tasks WHS-RR-030 WHS-RTP-030
WHS-COM-035 UV radiation No specific regulations, general duty of care
Safe Work Aus’s Guide on Exposure to Solar Ulteraviolet Radiation (UVR)
Manage risk to health and safety associated with sun exposure WHS-RR-035 WHS-RTP-035
WHS-COM-040 Workplace exit and entry Reg 40 WHS Regulations
Code of Practice – Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
AS 1657 – Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and
installation
Manage risk to health and safety associated with workplace entries and exits, including emergency exits WHS-RR-040 WHS-RTP-040
WHS-COM-045 Slips, trips and falls Reg 78 WHS Regulations
Code of Practice – Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
Code of Practice – Managing Risk of Falls at Workplace
Manage risk to health and safety associated with slips, trips and falls (floor, surfaces, entries, exits) WHS-RR-045 WHS-RTP-045

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