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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Work Health & Safety Provisional Improvement Notice


Work Health & Safety Provisional Improvement Notice – March 2019 (PDF version)

The PSA was in the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) on Friday 8 March over a decision by SafeWork NSW.

In 2018 SafeWork cancelled a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) issued in November 2017 by a Health & Safety Representative (HSR). The purpose of the PIN (info found HERE) was to improve work health and safety conditions in the agency.

SafeWork cancelled the PIN for technical reasons, which the HSR has asked the IRC to review.

However, the matter was adjourned until 13 May when the IRC will decide whether it can actually hear the matter. There are jurisdictional issues that it must decide first before hearing substantive issues.

This means there is no decision at this stage on the validity of the SafeWork decision to cancel the PIN. Dates have been set in July for a hearing on the SafeWork decision.