Work Health & Safety Guidelines

You need to know and understand that safe work practices are a core responsibility of this role. You will be expected to perform your duties in a way which does not put your own or others health and safety at risk.

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) provides the Legislative basis for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers at work and of other people who may be affected by the work. The WHS Act also prescribes responsibilities for establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

ABS has developed a range of processes to ensure your work, and the places you work, are as safe as possible. ABS has also developed health and safety training and information to assist you in keeping yourself and others safe while you work.

Your responsibilities in your role will include that:

  • You must successfully complete the WHS module of the online training
  • You must successfully complete face-to-face and any on-the-job training
  • You must ensure that you have read and understood all work health and safety procedures and information contained in the Knowledge Base before you commence any of your allocated work
  • You must take reasonable care that any of your actions or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of yourself or others
  • You must comply, with any reasonable instruction given to you to allow the ABS to comply with WHS laws
  • You must co-operate with any policy or procedure of the ABS relating to health and safety that has been notified to you
  • You must report any hazards or incidents in accordance with ABS policy or procedures
  • You must seek information or advice from your Manager on work health and safety matters if required
  • You must comply with ABS procedures relating to the check-in/check-out communications system