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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.Alth View Full Answer

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As an OHS Online user, I need to make legal appointments. Can I make legal appointments in health and safety verbally?

Unfortunately, no! You cannot simply appoint some verbally. When a legal appointment is made, it has to be made in writing with both the appointer and appointee signing confirmation and acknowledgement of the fact.Something else which is also very important to note about legal appointments, is the fact that you cannot simply appoint anyone as a legal appointment. It is very important th View Full Answer

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As an OHS Online user, what are the mandatory legal appointments which I need to have in place?

A great question! By definition, the OHS Act and its Regulations, require a number of legal appointments to be made in health and safety, which are considered mandatory. Most of these appointments are general appointments required in health and safety, while the GMR (2)(1) is applicable to specific work environments where machinery would be used. The table below, briefly summarises thes View Full Answer

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As an OHS Online user, why do I not need to include a legal appointment for a 16(1) in my appointment letters?

Ah, well spotted! Yes, you are quite correct, there is also another mandatory appointment, the 16(1) appointment, which refers to the head of the organisation. While you can make this appointment in writing, it is not really necessary, since the OHS Act makes this appointment compulsory in its definition:16 (1) - Every chief executive officer shall as far as reasonably practi View Full Answer

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As an OHS Online user, are the mandatory legal appointments the only legal appointments I need to have in place?

This is a really good question! Although you have mandatory legal appointments in health and safety, there are other important health and safety appointments you can also make, some of which, you will find necessary in your health and safety. With that being the case, it is always good practice to make the appointments in writing, as this helps to ensure the required functions are carri View Full Answer

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What are the main requirements for a legal appointment letter in OHS Online?

A good question! When a legal appointment is made, there are a number of details the letter should include, in order for the letter clear, transparent and valid. These main requirements are as follows:1/. The name of the entity must be indicated. 2/. The name of the person being appointed and their designation must be stated. 3/. The area of responsibility of the person being View Full Answer

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Why is it important to keep my Legal Appointments register updated in OHS Online?

A good question! Keeping your Legal Appointments register up-to-date means that all your legal appointments are current and available. This means if you are ever visited by the Department of Labour (DOL), you are able to show that your legal structure is in place. This indicates that you have responsible people, taking care of and ensuring that your workplace is kept health and safe. View Full Answer

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How do I print my new appointment in the Legal Appointments register in OHS Online?

Yep, no problems! You've added your new appointment to your Legal appointments register and now you need to print the letter of appointment! To show this, let's use our example of the Contractor Controller appointment which we added to our Legal Appointments register! Again, you will need to be in your Legal Appointments register and you will need to open the appointment in question: View Full Answer

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When I print my letter of appointment from the Legal Appointments register in OHS Online, I get two parts to the letter. Why is this?

Ah, a good question! Yes, there are two parts to a letter of appointment when it is printed from the Legal Appointments register. This is because, in addition to the actual letter of appointment, the initial part of the letter provides an explanation of the purpose of the letter. This is added to assist the appointee in understanding his appointment and where it comes from: View Full Answer