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The information on this website is presented by Safe Work Australia for the purpose of improving public access to information about work health and safety..

Safe Work Australia monitors the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. However, Safe Work Australia does not make any representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

Safe Work Australia recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this website. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. Standards and Codes of Practice should be read in conjunction with relevant Guidance Notes.

Documents on this website may be provided in a number of formats to ensure that the information is available to people with various information accessibility needs. The PDF version of a document is, for any purposes, to be taken as the complete and accurate version of the documents. Documents provided in other formats have been provided for convenience only.

The information on this website does not replace any statutory requirements under any relevant State and Territory legislation. Safe Work Australia is not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or material contained on this website (including, without limitation, third party information).

In many areas of Indigenous Australia it is considered offensive to publish photographs or names of Aboriginal people who have recently died. Users are warned that this website may inadvertently contain such photographs or names.

You obtain access to this website at your own risk and Safe Work Australia accepts no responsibility for any interference, loss, damage or disruption to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of this website or any linked website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ to obtain access to this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.

Links to external websites

Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

Public Submissions

This website may contain public comment submissions received from third parties (“third party material”). Such third party material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of Safe Work Australia, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action. Copyright in such submissions vests with the author of each submission. Safe Work Australia makes no representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any third party material nor does it accept liability for any breaches of the authors’ copyright in such submissions.

The submissions contain:

  • Name of individual or organisation responsible for the submission. Where possible, personal details of individual submitters, except name and state or country of residence, are removed from submissions before they are published on the website.
  • A list of Unpublished submissions marked confidential will be provided.

Please note: Legal requirements such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982 may affect the confidentiality of public submissions. 

You should also be aware that a search conducted through the search facility may not provide you with an exhaustive list of the sources of information on the topic. Each jurisdiction has its own work health and safety legislation and Safe Work Australia does not guarantee that this website provides access to every relevant resource.

This site is undergoing constant refinement. If you have noticed something that needs attention or have ideas for the site please let us know.

Last modified on Tuesday 24 October 2017 [6211|63266]