Why are my Legal Appointments important in OHS Online?
This is great question and a very important one too! Legal appointments in health and safety are very important because the OHS Act and its Regulations requires certain mandatory appointments to be made in the interests of health and safety. This means failure to have these appointments, automatically means non-compliance with the Act, which immediately places the employer at fault.
Although the Act places overall responsibility on the employer for health and safety, an employer cannot perform all these functions solely, so the appointment of certain persons working within an appointment structure, allows these functions to be covered.
The appointment of a person in a health and safety position makes that person responsible for ensuring the responsibilities attached to that position, are taken care of. In this way health and safety requirements are conformed to and workplace health and safety maintained.