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WHS Guidelines

The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Guidelines for the Wine Industry in South Australia (“the Guidelines”) is an invaluable resource used by hundreds of businesses to provide wine industry specific information and tools needed to plan, implement and review an effective work health and safety system.

2019 Guidelines have been comprehensively reviewed with important updates from the previous version published in 2014. This includes two whole new sections:

  • Supply Chain Management covering your chain of responsibility obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law
  • Managing claims under the Return to Work Scheme, explaining the system and responsibilities as an employer.

Structure of the Guidelines

The Guidelines are divided into eight (8) parts.

Parts 1-4 provide information about a wide range of WHS risks and hazards relevant to vineyards and the various operations within wineries.

Each subject contains information about “What must be done” to meet the relevant WHS legislation, practical advice on “How to do it”, a “Checklist” which can be used as a quick summary or as an audit tool.

In addition, there are “References” to other documents like sample policies, “Definitions” of key terms, “Guidance information”, “Other issues to consider” and “Further information” references.

Part 5 includes samples of the major WHS policies required that will assist companies develop their own written policy documents.

Part 6 includes a small number of sample Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Part 7 includes sample forms required to implement the sample policies and SOPs.

Part 8 includes an audit tool. It is relevant for use to get you started, identify the gaps in your current system or to use regularly as a compliance guide.