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Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Northern Territory Work Health and Safety Act 2011 is legislation crafted to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of workers in the Northern Territory, Australia. It assigns responsibilities to employers, workers, and other stakeholders to foster a safe work environment via risk assessment, consultation, and training. The Act encompasses a spectrum of workplace risks, including physical, chemical, and psychosocial hazards. It establishes penalties for non-compliance, emphasizing the imperative of adhering to the Act to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. Overall, the Act aims to cultivate a culture of safety and well-being across workplaces in the Northern Territory.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The NT Work Health and Safety Act 2011 applies to agriculture, addressing hazards like machinery accidents, chemical exposure, and manual handling risks. It mandates risk assessments, safety training, and equipment maintenance, ensuring a safe working environment for agricultural workers and compliance with health and safety regulations within the Northern Territory.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

(1) Safety Policies and Procedures (2) Risk Assessments and Control Measures (3) Training Records (4) Workplace Inspections and Audits (5) Incident Reports (6) Compliance Notices (7) Consultation Records (8) Health and Safety Committee Documentation (9) Maintenance Records (10) Emergency and Evacuation Procedures

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

NT WorkSafe →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.