The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (the WHS Act) Amendment Bill 2020 received assent on 10 June 2020, changes are now in force.
Statutory Liability Insurance Policies have been impacted.
The Amendment has made it unlawful to insure against monetary penalties under the WHS Act.
When does this change come into effect?
If your Statutory Liability Insurance Policy was in place before 10 June 2020, your existing policy continues to provide cover for monetary penalties under the WHS Act for any workplace incidents that occurred before that date.
There is no cover for monetary penalties under the WHS Act for workplace incidents that occurred on or after 10 June 2020.
Other Amendments to the WHS Act
For full detail into the passage of the Work Health and Safety Amendment (Review) Bill 2020 (NSW) .
What action does your organisation need to take?
The information provided is general in nature and is not a complete summary of the Amendments or your obligations under the WHS Act. This information is not legal advice; if you require further information regarding your particular legal requirements, please seek independent professional advice.
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