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Transitional Provisions: No Grace Period

Monday, November 28, 2011

A key transitional principle is that all existing work health and safety laws in each jurisdiction will be repealed in total at the commencement of the model health and safety laws.

All duties imposed under current laws (e.g. Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 and the Dangerous Goods Safety Management Act 2001) will cease to operate on the date the WHS Act 2011 and the regulations commence in each jurisdiction and the duties under the HWS Act 2011 will apply from that time. More…..