Noticeboards are a great communication tool but did you know that some states require specific information to be displayed in the workplace? Are you complying with these requirements? To help you stay ahead of your employer obligations we’ve compiled the facts.What are the requirements?
Some states have specific workplace noticeboard requirements as to what needs to be displayed in the workplace, while others don’t. South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland don’t have any specific requirements, but if you are in one of those locations we recommend displaying a checklist of what to do when you’re injured at work. For the other states the requirements are:
New South Wales
Workcover NSW requires the “If you get injured at work” poster be displayed. Click here to access this document. Details of the person responsible for coordinating return to work in your workplace and the workers compensation insurer must be added to this document.Australian Capital Territory
In the ACT an information summary and return to work plan supplied by your insurer must be displayed prominently in the workplace.Victoria
Requirements for Victoria are similar to New South Wales. The Victorian Workcover Authority requires their “If you are injured at work” poster be displayed. Click here to access this document. The appropriate contact name and number for the person responsible for workplace injuries must also be included on the bottom of this poster.Tasmania
A summary of the Workers Rehabilitation and Workers Compensation Act 1988 must be displayed prominently in all Tasmanian Workplaces. A poster containing this information is available from Worksafe Tasmania – click here to access the poster. Details of the injury management co-ordinator and the workers compensation insurer must also be added to this poster.
It’s is good practice to ensure employees understand what to do if they are injured. When injuries are left untreated they often don’t get better and rehabilitation can be delayed.
Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at www.workcover.nsw.au
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