The law in relation to Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) imposes significant obligations on parties, breaches of which can include criminal jail sentences and large fines. WHS laws aim to protect the welfare of workers whilst carrying out their workplace duties.
WHS laws can be complex and if you’re not careful, a costly expense to you. In Queensland, workplaces are legislated by the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Each state or territory will have their own legislation which businesses must comply with, or face extensive consequences.
Failing to comply with these standards and obligations can have drastic financial implications for your business and personal interests.
Our Workplace Health and Safety experience
Our team helps you understand your legal obligations relating to Workplace Health and Safety as an employer. It implicates not only businesses and companies, but also individual directors, partners, managers, receivers, liquidators, and those who have the capacity to influence an organisations financial standing.
It is important that business owners are aware of their duties under the Workplace, Health and Safety laws and comply with all State and Federal legislation. Obligations include to provide a safe workplace for employees and contractors
Complying with these laws is an important part of any businesses’ asset protection strategy and needs to be considered professionally. Our team has developed a unique Legal Business Health Check that our clients often use to assist them in identifying areas within their business that could be of concern.
What should you do next?
FC Lawyers employment team have over 25 years’ experience assisting businesses ensuring they are complying with all WHS obligations and compliance. We understand how WHS issues can impact your business and will provide you with peace of mind with timely and expert advice.
Contact our team today to discuss your WHS legal issues.