From 1 January 2012 the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) has effect in the ACT, replacing the Work Safety Act 2008. The information on this page is in the process of being updated to reflect the new WHS Act. Click here for further information on the WHS Act.
Information for community service agencies in the ACT. Specific topics that require additional explanation are contained in booklets that are linked to the parent document. Where this is the case, the Community Services Safety Pack will highlight the need to refer to a specific booklet for further information.
This document is designed to be user friendly and is available for download for this site.
The ACT Community Services Safety Pack is written for management committee members, managers, directors and supervisors of community service organisations and members of health and safety committees. The contents of this document may be useful to use in training with your staff and volunteers and may also be used as a guide in developing your organisation’s health and safety policies and procedures.
This guide has been designed specifically for the ACT's Community Sector. While largely sourced from the NSW WorkCover publication of the same name and Worksafe Victoria's Working Safely in the Community Sector, this publication has been modified to suit the ACT's own health and safety requirements. It provides practical guidance to community sector organisations seeking to manage health and safety risks in their workplaces.
The Community Services Safety Pack is supported by three companion publications:
For enquiries about this publication and the community sector workshops contact Workwatch at email@example.com (phone 02 6249 1099) or contact WorkSafe ACT.