Darwin/Northern Territory Legislation
WHS Act 2011 and WHS Regulation 2011
In Darwin and the Northern Territory, workplaces are required to meet compliance regulations under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.
The Work Health and Safety ACT 2011 outlines the legal obligations and responsibilities for the PCBU (persons conducting business or undertaking). The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 provides further detail in complement to the WHS Act 2011, setting out the legal obligations for the workplace, with specific areas or hazards in the workplace.
Under Work Health Safety Regulations 2011, Regulation 43, it is legally binding that a PCBU shall have an Emergency plan that provides outline of the following:
Effective response to an emergency
Notifying Emergency Services
Medical treatment and assistance and effective communication
Testing the procedures and information
Training and instruction to the workers to implement the procedures
Australian Standard 3745
The main Australian Standard for managing emergencies is the Australian Standard 3745 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities (AS3745).
AS3745 sets the minimum standard and technical guidance for managing emergencies at a facility. It outlines in detail the minimum requirements for establishing an Emergency Plan, which should include:
Emergency Response Procedures
Emergency Control Organisation
It’s a lot of information to take in and implement!
That’s where we come in.
Workplace Emergency Management are your outsourced WHS and Emergency Management team.
Our team of trainers, consultants and specialists have years of first-hand experience in emergency situations, as well as unsurpassed knowledge in the areas of emergency management in the workplace.
Workplace Emergency Management has dedicated our entire business to doing the research and absorbing the legal knowledge so that we can support you and your business in a way that is completely stress-free for you.
Our scope of services aim to assist businesses in Darwin and the Northern Territory with all areas of their Emergency Management compliance requirements.
We have a full time team based in the Darwin/Northern Territory region who can help you with: