H&S at Work Curriculum 2016
7 December 2015
All courses aligned to the knowledge and skills required under the new Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Act (2015).
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What is a PCBU?
Despite its name, a PCBU will usually be a business entity, such as a company, rather than an individual person.
What is the definition of an "officer"?
Companies: For a PCBU that is a company, the officers are its directors.
Partnerships: For a PCBU that is a partnership, the officers are its partners (but note in limited partnerships, only general partners are officers).
Other types of undertakings: For other types of business structures or undertakings, people who hold a position comparable to a director of a company, such as board members, will be an officer.
Who are the Workers?
Workers is a person who carries out work in any capacity for a PCBU, including work as-
a) an employee; or
b) a contractor or subcontractor; or
c) an employee of a contractor or subcontractor; or
d) an employee of a labour hire company who has been assigned to work in the business or undertaking; or
e) an outworker (including a homeworker); or
f) an apprentice or a trainee; or
g) a person gaining work experience or undertaking a work trial; or
h) a volunteer; or
i) a person of a prescribed class.