On 28th May, 2021, SafeWork NSW published a new Code of Practice for
Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work.
This Code of Practice is intended to be read by
persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), usually an
employer or business, and those who have duties under the WHS
Act. It provides practical guidance on how a PCBU can better
identify and manage psychosocial hazards at work.
You should use this code of practice if you have functions or
responsibilities that involve managing, so far as is reasonably
practicable, exposure to psychosocial hazards and risks to
psychological and physical health and safety at work.
The code may also be a useful reference for other persons interested in
complying with the duties under the WHS Act
and WHS Regulation. Examples in this code identify
actions a PCBU, an officer of a PCBU, a worker, or other persons should
take, but which by themselves may not be sufficient to fulfil a PCBU's
obligations or a worker's or other person's responsibility under WHS
This code applies to all work and workplaces covered by
the WHS Act. Throughout this code, the reasonably
practicable limitation under section 18 of the WHS
Act applies to the general duty.
For more information and to access a copy of the Code of Practice
for Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work please click here
Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work | SafeWork