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
The model WHS Regulations have duties that apply to the accommodation industry. This includes managing risks of hazardous manual tasks, the work environment, hazardous chemicals and plant.
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.
provide and maintain a work environment that does not pose physical or psychological risks to health and safety
give workers the information, training, instruction and supervision they need to carry out their work safely
WHS duties for home-sharing services
WHS duties may also apply for home-sharing services.
A home-sharing service is where a person rents out part of, or all of their property to other people, including through third party applications.
You are a PCBU if you control the property and engage workers, such as a cleaning service.
You have WHS duties to maintain a safe workplace. The person you engage has the worker’s duty of care under the model WHS Act.