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Where can I get advice about my legal obligations to provide a safe workplace for my staff?

The new WHS legislation requires that the PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) demonstrates due diligence.

That being said, they must firstly have assessed the risks and identify any foreseeable hazards, then utilising the Hierarchy of control they must implement control measures. This specifically states the obligation to plan for all emergencies and provide training and practice that is appropriate to the nature of the risks associated with the work

In short we are obliged to take into a count the risk to everyone including people with disability within a work place and to ensure they can get out in an emergency, this includes assisting the risk and implementing controls.

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