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Health and safety: A good practice guide for public service chief executives and officers

By Worksafe
4 Nov 2019
storage container of safety hard hats

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical support to Public Service chief executives, and other senior leaders who are deemed to be officers under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the HSWA), with their governance accountabilities and ‘due diligence’ responsibilities. 

It is important for chief executives and other senior leaders to understand the distinction between general day to day management of health and safety that senior public servants perform for the agency as managers, and the governance role that they perform as officers.

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