New Work Health & Safety Volunteer Resource Kit launched
Everyone has a right to be safe at work, including volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in communities across Australia and make significant contributions by carrying out unpaid work for a variety of organisations every day.
The Hon Bill Shorten MP recently announced the release of a volunteer resource kit. Developed with input from a range of peak volunteer organisations including Volunteering SA&NT, the kit will assist volunteers understand what work health and safety laws mean for them. The resource kit provides a range of useful tools and information on work health and safety laws including:
- an essential guide to WHS laws for volunteers
- an essential guide to WHS laws for organisation who engage volunteers
- a PowerPoint presentation and a podcast.
The kit also includes a range of FAQs and a fact sheet and is available on the Safe Work Australia website.