Understanding your legal responsibilities
Employers and employees have a shared responsibility to create physically and psychological safe work environments.
Employers are required to create a psychologically safe work environment as far as is reasonably practicable.
Safe Work Australia have made a short video that helps to understand your legal requirements.
It can often be difficult for organisations to define what is ‘reasonably practicable’ in the management of risk in the work environment. SafeWork Australia have provided guidance in this area to help organisations identify their obligations.
Work health and safety legislation can be different in each state or territory. Safe Work Australia, the national policy body for the development and evaluation of work health and safety legislation provides links to each state’s relevant regulatory body.