New: SafeWork NSW Code of Practice for Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

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 legislation.

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 NSW