Special Report

This report provides valuable insight into the misunderstanding of work health and safety (WHS) requirements of small and medium businesses (SMEs) in Australia.
The significant challenges for SMEs are:
  • Increasing penalties
  • The introduction of industrial manslaughter
  • The removal of the ability to gain insurance
  • to pay penalties
  • Due diligence requirements on business
  • Owners
  • Responsibility of workers
Contrary to popular belief, SMEs have the same obligations as larger businesses or corporations. Following several recent audits, we have identified that while SMEs go above and beyond to provide critical support and service to their customers or clients, they lack knowledge of the requirements of WHS.
There are many drivers behind this misconception, including:
  • We are too small
  • Low risk
  • Don’t have time
  • Don’t have the knowledge
  • It won’t happen to me.
This report will demystify some of the misconceptions and guide steps for SMEs to improve their compliance with workplace safety requirements, including legislation and codes of practice.

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