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Labour hire often involves a host organisation using workers from a labour hire agency, for a short period of time. These arrangements are sometimes referred to as “on-hire” or “agency” arrangements. It’s sometimes called ‘on-hire’ or ‘agency’ arrangements.
Both the labour hire agency and host organisation have duties for labour hire workers’ health and safety.
SWA is not a regulator and cannot advise you about WHS issues in the workplace. If you need help please contact your state or territory work health and safety authority.
Some jurisdictions have implemented a labour hire licensing scheme. Safe Work Australia cannot provide advice in relation to these schemes. It is your responsibility to identify whether these requirements apply to you.