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Work Health and Safety Act 2011

The ASI held the seminar “Implications of the new Work Health and Safety Act 2011 on Compliance in Construction Steelwork” on Monday 26 November 2012 in Brisbane.

At this important seminar, the ASI through the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and Workplace Health and Safety Qld (part of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General), presented a compelling case for compliance to standards linked to the Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Questions answered

During this event Workplace Health and Safety Qld (WHSQ) presented answers to some prepared questions. The ASI now has this response in writing.
Download here (PDF) (46 Kb)

Designer checklist

Additionally, the designers attending the seminar requested that the ASI prepare a checklist for engineers to assist them meet the requirements of the Act. The final checklist has been signed off by the WHSQ.
Download here (PDF) (149 Kb)

The ASI is working to provide robust solutions for our steel community to meet their obligations under the WHS Act (2011), Regulations and Codes of Practice. You are encouraged to check the ASI website for upcoming seminars, reference material and new initiatives being put in place over the coming months. You are also encouraged to explore and contribute to the recently created eForum - check out the discussion around this seminar.

For a useful overview of the issue, read 'The compelling case for steelwork compliance' (PDF) (122 Kb) from steel Australia, March 2013.