End of WHS transitional periods


End of WHS transitional periods


From 1st January 2015 the following transitional arrangements under model WHS laws will end:


  • Audiometric testing to be provided to those required to wear hearing protection.
  • Designers and manufacturers to produce with lowest noise emission and reduce or eliminate need for hazardous work, or confined space work.
  • Also to supply information regarding noise emissions and features that reduce hazardous work with items of plant.
  • Various parts of diving work now commence.
  • All duties regarding plant and structures commence e.g. roll over on tractors and earth moving machinery.
  • Asbestos register and management plan must now be in place.


  • Reach stacker high risk work licence now required.
  • Plant licence renewals.


  • Recognition of asbestos removal licences in other jurisdictions.
  • Mine operator must give regulator quarterly WHS report.

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