Legal and Other Requirements
A PCBU is responsible for knowing what relevant health and safety acts, regulations, standards and codes of practice affect the workplace and / or associated activities. If there are any changes to relevant health and safety acts, regulations, standards and codes of practice, and you are not aware of them, then this may impact directly on the health and safety of your workers and / or expose the business to the risk of non-compliance.
It is a requirement for a PCBU to obtain relevant information to fulfil the organisation’s responsibilities relating to:
- Identifying hazards,
- Assessing risks arising from those hazards,
- Eliminating or controlling those risks, and
- Providing information.