WHS Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Risk Control in the On-Hire Industry
Recruitment on-hire agencies have a duty of care to on-hire workers under Work Health & Safety Law.
As a recruiter you do not always have direct control or management of the workplaces involved, however your duty remains as an employer to your on-hire workers. This means that you have a legal duty to take action to establish that the workplace and its operations are safe before workers are placed with a client. You also need to continue monitoring workers’ health and safety throughout the term of their placement.
Regulator guidance for the labour hire industry explains that a key step to ensuring safe work placements is gathering information and visiting the client work-site to understand the client’s operations and hazards, and their approach to managing safety in the workplace.
Guidance and recent labour hire case law highlights that it is essential that the on-hire firm engages competent persons to make an informed WHS assessment of the work-site. This will require knowledge and understanding of the client’s operations, workplace hazards and WHS management systems.
It is common in the on-hire industry for the completion of client site assessments to be delegated to recruitment consultants. In some cases however, the recruitment consultants are not given the knowledge to adequately identify and assess hazards at the client workplace, nor are they confident to recommend risk controls to the client.
Learning outcomes from the workshop:
Recruiters who are responsible for WHS client site assessments will gain knowledge to:
- identify work health and safety hazards
- assess risks to health and safety
- identify and recommend risk control measures
- promote and support worker consultation
Participants will return to their workplace with fresh insight into on-hire work health and safety, armed with goals to work towards and achieve a healthy and safe on-hire business.
Meet the facilitator: Amy Towers
Founder and Director of Risk Collective
Amy Towers is obsessed with setting you free when it comes to your work health and safety obligations. A risk expert with more than 10 years' experience working as a Health and Safety Specialist and Consultant, Amy enjoys solving complex business problems and is truly passionate about guiding, directing and protecting you and your business against health and safety risks.
- A live classroom workshop with Amy Towers
- References to recent case studies
- Q & A session
Booking Terms & Conditions:
This event is governed by the RCSA Booking Terms & Conditions
Note: there are a minimum number of enrollments required for the workshop to run, please confirm by speaking with a member of the Learning & Development team that the event is
running as planned, before booking flights or accommodation.
For More Information:
RCSA Learning & Development
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