Last updated April 2022
This chapter explains how to meet your obligation to provide a working environment that is safe and without risks to workers’ health.
Your health and safety obligations to provide a safe working environment
As an employer, health and safety legislation in all jurisdictions requires you to provide a working environment that is safe and without risks to workers’ health.
The working environment is the physical environment surroundingyour workers while they are at work. It includes factors such astemperature, ventilation and lighting.
The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, which apply in all jurisdictions except Victoria, outline specific obligations regarding the general work environment.