Draft Model Work Health and Safety Regulations and Priority Codes of Practice – Inviting Member Input

Date: 
Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 10:00
Category: 
Industry news

 

Safe Work Australia on 7 December 2010 released the draft model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations; priority model Codes of Practice; and an Issues Paper, for a period of public comment which closes on 4 April 2011. 

A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) has also been developed and will be released shortly. 

We are now calling for input from SIA Ltd members by 5 March 2011 for inclusion in an SIA submission. The compilation of our submission will be a significant task and we will be calling for volunteers in February 2011 to assist in its preparation.

How to make a submission:

Please read the following documents: Issues paper, draft model regulations and model Codes of practice available at http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/Legislation/PublicComment/Pages/PublicComment.aspx 
 
Send your submission by email in word format to safeworksubmissions@sia.org.au . Please identify the relevant documents and clauses to which your comments apply.
 
Please provide a contact phone number if you are happy for us to ring you if we need to clarify any aspect of your submission.
 
Advice of your name and title will also enable us to acknowledge your submission to the members and in the SIA submission.
 
Members who intend to make a submission independent of the SIA are encouraged to share their views with the Institute for inclusion in the SIA submission. Divisional Committees are encouraged to develop a consolidated position and submit it for inclusion, in the one SIA submission.

Timelines:

We will require your input no later than close of business Friday 5 March 2011 to allow sufficient time to collate the responses, prepare the SIA submission, submit it to the National Technical Panel and have it approved by the National Board of Management prior to lodgement with Safe Work Australia by 4 April 2011.

Any questions?

Any queries about making a contribution to the SIA submission should be directed to the SIA National Technical Panel via the CEO at garyls@sia.org.au
 
All members should consider taking the time to become involved in this significant activity. Your expertise and insight brings a different perspective to the debate and informed contribution from the Institute will be critical in shaping the future direction of OHS legislation in Australia.