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Roles and Responsibilities of Health and Safety Representatives and Committee

Under the Terms of Reference for the Work Health and Safety Committee (the Committee) for employees employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act employees), all consenting Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) will also serve as employee representatives on the Committee.

More information about the respective roles of HSRs and the Committee, and indicative duties, are set out below.

Health and Safety Representatives:


Indicative duties

A HSR may:

The Committee:


Indicative Duties

The Committee can:

Committee members cannot be held liable in civil proceedings because of the way they carried out their WHS duties or failed to carry out their WHS duties.

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Last Modified: 1 December, 2016