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Work, Health and Safety

Everyone has a right to health and safety at work. From salary workers to casual employees and volunteers, work health and safety laws (WHS) are in place to ensure a safe working environment for all. Sporting organisations and clubs have legal responsibilities and duties under the Work Health and Safety law that they must comply with.

What club committees should do

Check with your state or national body first to see what policies and procedures are in place and how WHS is managed in your sport

Learn about WHS. It’s a significant topic that all club members, from the board and committee down, should understand:

More information

Learn everything you need to know about NSW work health and safety law at WorkCover NSW:

Safe Work Australia can help with information and advice on WHS and volunteers, including:

More information

Legal issues and grassroots sport - a collection of sport and the law articles by Play by the Rules.