WHS duties

Everyone in the workplace has WHS duties under the model WHS Act.  

You have specific duties if you are: 

  • a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) a principal contractor 

  • a designer, manufacturer, importer, supplier and installer of plant, substances or structures 

  • an officer 

  • the owner or operator of concrete pumping plant 

The model WHS Regulations have duties that apply to the use of concrete pumping equipment. This includes managing risks of powered mobile plant, falling objects and noise.  

As a PCBU, you must, so far as is reasonably practicable:  

  • ensure the health and safety of workers and others at your workplace  

  • consult with workers who carry out work for the business or undertaking and who are (or are likely to be) directly affected by a health and safety matter, and 

  • consult cooperate and coordinate activities with all other relevant duty holders. 

To keep workers safe, you must identify hazards and manage the risks associated with concrete pumping

WHS duties to workers 

Your duties include to: 

  • create and maintain a safe work environment so that its without risks to health and safety 

  • provide the right information, training, instruction and supervision 

  • consult with workers and health and safety representatives about managing risks 

The Model Code of Practice: Construction work and the Model Code of Practice: Managing the risks of plant in the workplace provide more guidance on meeting your WHS duties.