Workplace Health and Safety

Commencing on 1 January 2012, the new Work, Health and Safety legislation placed proactive obligations on councils to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work.

The Industrial Relations Unit helps councils to comply with their workplace health and safety obligations by:

  • Providing advice
  • Developing resources and training
  • Representing councils' views on workplace health and safety to peak industry bodies such as WorkCover NSW and Safe Work Australia.

2015 Work Health and Safety Briefings

Local Government NSW, WorkCover, StateCover and CouncilSafe joined forces to present a number of Work Health and Safety (WHS) briefings across NSW, February to March 2015.
Aimed at general and senior managers, these four-hour briefings addressed key WHS issues faced by councils.