This section explains your health and safety obligations in simple, plain English.
This section is a one-stop shop for understanding your legal obligations, outlined here in simple, plain English.
If you are an employer or you run a business or organisation, you are responsible for the health and safety of your workers, contractors and volunteers while at work.
If you are an employer or you run a business or organisation, you must provide information, training and supervision to keep all people safe from any risks that might arise from the work you’re doing.
If you’re an employer or running a business or organisation, you must make first-aid arrangements for their workplace so workers can get immediate help if they are injured at work.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is anything used or worn by a person to minimise a risk to health or safety. If PPE is needed, then it’s the responsibility of the employer or person conducting the business or undertaking to provide it.
In NSW, if you’re an employer, owner of a business, trustee or sole trader, you’re known as the ‘PCBU’ or person conducting a business or undertaking and are responsible for providing adequate workplace facilities.
Businesses and employers must have plans in place to respond effectively to health and safety incidents and other emergencies that might occur in the workplace.