To meet their obligations and comply with legislation, duty holders first need to understand what their duties are and what they need to do to comply with them. In a workplace, everyone has a duty: from the primary duty of care held by persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), officers’ duties to exercise due diligence, to the duty for workers and other persons in the workplace to take reasonable care for their own health and safety.
We will deliver education and awareness-raising campaigns that focus on our identified priority industries and risks and provide quality advice and information to duty holders, to demonstrate what compliance looks like. We will publish information, statistics and safety alerts to highlight risks and incidents, including information about measures to take to manage the risk and avoid a similar incident from occurring.
In addition to building capability in priority industries, we will focus on building capability within NT WorkSafe to ensure we have the appropriate skills, knowledge, and ability to engage effectively with our stakeholders, perform our regulatory functions, and achieve improved work health and safety outcomes in the Northern Territory.
- Conduct education campaigns in priority industries with relevance to targeting priority mechanisms of injury.
Information and resources
- Provide information, tools, and resources in support of our education campaigns.
- Maintain and extend web-based information and resources, addressing common and emerging work health and safety and workers’ compensation matters.
- Provide timely information on workplace fatalities and reoccurring serious workplace incidents.
- Provide industry associations with relevant work health and safety statistics and trends.
- Campaign focused training provided to ensure consistent approach from staff.
- Regulatory focused training provided to staff conducting regulatory activities.
- Provide continual professional development opportunities for staff.