WHS Topics

Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) is so diverse and can be intimidating at times. No one person can be an expert in everything and that is why The Answer is Yes has a diverse team that can Answer YES to all your questions for Work Health & Safety.

WHS Compliance also includes Fire Safety and Environmental Safety

Each state has its own Work Health & Safety Act and each state places the primary health and safety duty on a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers, contractors and visitors at the workplace. If a business fails to address WHS then penalties apply which are generally 60 Penalty Units. 

If you are a national business, it is recommended that you adopt the highest discipline in each category as the standard for your business.

Every business, whether you employ staff or not, must conduct a Hazard & Risk Assessment.

Compliance Audits are a comprehensive review of an organisation’s adherence to regulatory guidelines.  The audit checklist guides the evaluation process by checking the company’s performance against legal standards and identifying areas where adherence needs to be stricter.

There are two types:

  • A Gap Analysis determines if you have all relevant components
  • A WHS Audit determines the quality of the systems


WHS Get Start

This course teaches the why, when, who and how of WHS.

Problem with acquiring off-the-shelf templates is that you don’t know WHY and WHAT to do with the templates that you are provided and you often purchase documents you don’t really need.  This course helps you step-by-step is starting your WHS Management System.