“Suitably qualified” looks dead

In many submissions to the Australian Government’s development of a Model OHS Act, there was a request, sometimes passionately made, for the inclusion of a legislative provision for “suitably qualified” OHS advisers.

This week’s Communique from the Australian, State, Territory And New Zealand Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council (WRMC) included no mention of “suitably qualified”.  So where does this leave the safety professionals?  What is the future of the WorkSafe-promoted Health & Safety Professionals Association?

For those safety professionals who wish to pursue the “suitably qualified” matter below is a list of the members and attendees of the latest WRMC meeting  (taken from the Communique) for you to follow-up.  However, it may be quicker to accept the reality and plan for professional credibility with the legislative crutch.

Kevin Jones


reservoir, victoria, australia
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