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Jul 2017

Welcome to the Australian Entertainment Safety Resource Guide (Last modified 14 November 2017) HELPING YOUR COMPLIANCE & CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT: (a) This guide is continually updated. Each Chapter has the latest revision at the top, and a full table of revisions at the end. (b) Upon subscribing, we email you a Certificate, showing you are an…

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Jul 2017

Precis Every year, sexual harassment in the workplace is one of the most common types of complaints received by the Commission under the Sex Discrimination Act. In 2009 – 2010, 21% of all complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission were under the Sex Discrimination Act, and 88% of those complaints related to sex discrimination…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Last revised 20 November 2017) Before starting to use this resource guide, it is important to understand some general concepts and terminology and fully appreciate what is required. Please note: The information contained in this guide sets out good practice that should be considered by event organisers. However, it is industry guidance and does…

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Jul 2017

This chapter sponsored by NW Group Precis (Last revised 17 November 2017 ) Risk management is the start and finish of any safety management system. A risk assessment builds knowledge and understanding about hazards and risks that have been identified so that informed decisions can be taken about controlling them. Key Element Risk management is…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Last revised 14 November 2017) Consultation with workers and other stakeholders is one of the core elements of the Model WHS Legislation. It is a crucial element in a Safety Management Plan for a PCBU but even more important in creating and maintaining a safe place of work when several PCBU share the same…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Revised November 17, 2017) Emergency Planning can be the difference between a disruption and a disaster. The main consideration of emergency planning is the protection of people, property and the environment from harm during an emergency situation. This is achieved by developing an emergency plan that implements a system able to respond to an…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Updated 17 November 2017) Fire safety is one of the areas deeply embedded in the entertainment industry and yet one of the least understood. Whilst everybody is aware of flame retardant requirements, there is confusion about what is fire retardant, how it is tested and where it applies. Fire is a very misunderstood risk…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Revised 15 December 2017) Providing immediate and effective first aid to workers or others who have been injured or become ill at the workplace may reduce the severity of the injury or illness and promote recovery. In some cases it could mean the difference between life and death. Providing First Aid and other medical…

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Jul 2017

Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), a contractor is a worker and is owed duties by the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU). Where PCBUs engage contractors to perform work, effective contractor procurement and management is essential to make sure WHS duties both to the…

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Jul 2017

This chapter is sponsored by Novatech Creative Event Technology Precis (Revised 20 November 2017) Working at height is categorised as ‘high risk’ work and will require some serious thought before work starts. Working at height is very common in the entertainment industry across all sectors and all departments. There are two parts about working at…

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