Model WHS Update

On 1 January 2012 Queensland, NSW, Commonwealth and ACT all commence their Model WHS Act and Regulations.

The following is an update of the current position for each jurisdiction.
QLD – WHS laws come into force 01/01/2012
NSW – WHS laws come into force 01/01/2012
Commonwealth – WHS laws come into force 01/01/2012
ACT – WHS laws come into force 01/01/2012
NT – WHS laws come into force 01/01/2012
SA – WHS laws not yet passed through parliament
TAS – WHS laws come into force 01/01/2013
VIC – WHS laws come into force 01/01/2013
WA – WA Parliament is currently drafting their WHS Bill, their commencment is unknown.

For those of us that live in the Northern Territory, NT Worksafe have on their website a Transitional Arrangements Document that identifies the changes in the Regulations and also documents that there is a 12 month transitional period.

What this means, is that you need to make sure you are working towards to the new Regulations.

For more information on the NT Regulations, please log onto the NT Worksafe Website.