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DEFINITIONS

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Definitions

Construction
Construction work means any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting-out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, decommissioning or dismantling of a structure.

Directors and officers
Officers (including company directors) have obligations to maintain a safe work place under WHS laws.

Due diligence
Due diligence requires an officer to concentrate on managing the work health and safety risks of a business.

Duties
Employers and business owners (and other PCBUs) have duties under the Work Health and Safety Act.

High Risk Construction Work
High risk construction work is construction work that can be particularly hazardous, and if not managed appropriately can be potentially more dangerous.
A safe work method statement must be prepared for all high risk construction work. High Risk construction work means construction work that….

Induction Training
Two types of induction training are required before starting work on construction projects – General Construction Induction Training and Site Induction.

Management or control of workplaces
Effective management or control of a workplace means ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, that there are no health and safety risks to anyone in, entering or exiting a workplace.

PCBUs and workers
You can find information here on the legal definitions of PCBUs (a person conducting a business or undertaking) and workers under WHS and workers compensation laws.

Reasonably practicable
Reasonably practicable means doing what is effective and possible to ensure the health and safety of workers and others.

Return to work programs
All employers must have a return to work program which consists of a formal policy and procedures to help injured workers with their recovery and with getting back to work.

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