All Questions Data & Privacy What are my Workplace Health and Safety obligations as an employer?
Answering your
legal questions

What are my Workplace Health and Safety obligations as an employer?


As an employer, you have significant responsibilities under Australian Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws to make sure your workplace is safe for all employees, contractors, and visitors.

This includes:

  • Identifying potential hazards, and taking steps to eliminate or minimise risks.
  • Providing adequate training, supervision, and information about health and safety procedures.
  • Ensuring that the working environment and machinery are safe and well-maintained.
  • Consulting with employees on health and safety issues, and allowing them to participate in decisions that ipmact their workplace safety.
  • Regularly reviewing and updating your safety policies and procedures is key to maintaining a safe working environment.

Complying with WHS laws not only helps you to prevent injuries and illnesses in your workplace, but also reduces the risk of significant financial penalties and legal issues that can arise if your business is found to not be complying with the laws.

Alex is Sprintlaw’s co-founder and principal lawyer. Alex previously worked at a top-tier firm as a lawyer specialising in technology and media contracts, and founded a digital agency which he sold in 2015.

Need Legal Help?
Ask Us!

Enter your details to get started

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

* Proceeding confirms you agree to our Privacy Policy

Your legals made easy

ENQUIRE NOW CALL US 1800 730 617

Hi there!

You're visiting Sprintlaw . Would you like to switch to Sprintlaw ?