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Date PostedDecember 1, 2011

Are the laws and standards in my state the same around Australia?

The short answer to this question, is no; each state has different standards of health and safety, and until the OHS Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practise, and Australian and Industry standards are fully harmonised for the OHS, there may be some variations between states. To ensure that you are aware of these regulations, take a look at each state’s different Acts and Codes of Practice. These documents are long but make sure you take a look at each ones summary to save yourself some time.

It is important to know that while your White Card covers you for all states and territories around Australia, each state has small variations in legislation that you should be aware of, so that you ensure you are properly equipped to work on a site.

So when you’re looking to get your White Card Online, remember that your state will have its own personal touch on its legislation, so whilst it’s a common necessity to wear a hard-hat, some states may require more specific action to be taken.

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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