New Work, Health & Safety Laws for Volunteers
The new volunteer resource kit is part of the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to assist volunteers and organisations who engage them understand the new work health and safety (WHS) laws.
The resource kit will help remove uncertainty about how the new WHS laws apply. This initiative came out of round table meetings hosted by Mr Shorten with representatives from peak volunteer organisations earlier this year.
This kit complements Safe Work Australia’s volunteer telephone assistance line and email enquiry line and includes:
- a guide for volunteers
- a guide for organisations that engage volunteers
- a fact sheet, and
- a PowerPoint presentation and podcast.
The complete resource kit and additional information on the WHS laws including FAQs is available from www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.