On 12 October 2017, the Queensland Parliament passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (the amendment Act).
The amendment Act amends the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), Electrical Safety Act 2002(ES Act) and the Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 (SRWA Act) to implement key recommendations of the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. A summary of the amendments is outlined below.
Provisions to commence on assent of the amendment Act:
Provisions to commence on 1 July 2018:
A copy of the Act as passed and explanatory notes will be available on the Queensland Legislation website atwww.legislation.qld.gov.au/browse/aspassed.