An employer must ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all the employees of the employer.
That duty extends (without limitation) to the following:(a) ensuring that any premises controlled by the employer where the employees work (and the means of access to or exit from the premises) are safe and without risks to health,(b) ensuring that any plant or substance provided for use by the employees at work is safe and without risks to health when properly used,(c) ensuring that systems of work and the working environment of the employees are safe and without risks to health,(d) providing such information, instruction, training and supervision as may be necessary to ensure the employees’ health and safety at work,(e) providing adequate facilities for the welfare of the employees at work.(2) Others at workplace
An employer must ensure that people (other than the employees of the employer) are not exposed to risks to their health or safety arising from the conduct of the employer’s undertaking while they are at the employer’s place of work.Note. See section 12 for the penalty for an offence against this section and other provisions of this Division. Division 4 makes ancillary provision with respect to those offences, including:(a) section 26—liability of directors and managers of corporations,(b) section 28—defence that compliance not reasonably practicable etc.
See also Division 2 for duty of employer to consult employees.