This week, the WorkSafe ACT Commissioner Jacqueline Agius, attended the Residential Sector meeting and provided an update on Operation Safe Prospect.
The latest rounds of inspections in Ginninderry on 3 March 2021 resulted in 19 improvement notices, 3 prohibition notices and 1 infringement notices being issued. The areas of concern are consistent with those raised in previous Member Updates.
Whilst these inspections have focused primarily on the residential building sector, safety is mandatory across the industry. Duty holders under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (ACT) must comply with their duties to ensure that workers and others are not exposed to preventable risks that may result in injury, illness or death. This is set out in the WorkSafe ACT Compliance and Enforcement Policy 2020-2024.
We strongly encourage members to familiarise themselves and to comply with their obligations under the WHS legislation. If you require any assistance, please reach out to the IR & Legal Team on (02) 6175 5900.