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New fact sheet provides guidance on OHS duties in a contractual chain

Apr 7th 2022

New fact sheet provides guidance on OHS duties in a contractual chain

A new fact sheet for PCBU and people who are working as part of a contractual chain has been developed by Safe Work Australia.

"A contractual chain refers to the situation where, in relation to the same project or work matter, there are multiple contractors and subcontractors," Safe Work Australia said.

Some of the industries where a contractual chain is common include road transport, construction, and events management.

The fact sheet describes a PCBU and explains that a contractor can be both a PCBU and a worker.

"Understanding this will help PCBUs within a contractual chain uphold their WHS obligations and consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with all other PCBUs with whom they share a duty," Safe Work Australia said.

Source: Safe Work Australia website.

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