With very few parliamentary sitting days left, this is the latest round-up of which States or Territories will be moving to the new Work Health and Safety Act from 1 January 2012.

Passed:

NSW Yes, legislation passed
Qld Yes, legislation passed
Commonwealth Yes, legislation passed
ACT Yes, legislation passed

In Progress:

Tas Still expect 1/1/12 start
NT Still expect 1/1/12 start

Not yet:

Vic No, deferred
WA No, deferred AND foreshadowing changes to the legislation
SA No, delayed until at earliest, next sitting of parliament in February

If you have operations in NSW, QLD, ACT, Tas or NT you should be preparing for the commencement of the new legislation on 1 January 2012 (32 days and counting).

For those businesses that have operations in VIC, WA and SA, notwithstanding the delays in implementation of the legislation, the clear intention is to proceed (once the politicians can get their collective acts together).  You should therefore also be reviewing your health and safety procedures in anticipation of the new legislation commencing at some stage in the New Year.

To assist our clients and subscribers we have prepared the following:

If you have any questions regarding WHS and what it means for your business please feel free to contact us on +61 2 9299 6105 or contactus@complispace.com.au.