Work Health and Safety (Preventing and Responding to Bullying) Code of Practice 2012 (No 1) - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a business and you employ staff to undertake work for you, or if you direct or influence work carried out by employees.

It is an employer's responsibility to ensure that all instances of bullying in the workplace are addressed and responded to in compliance with this code.

For the purpose of complying with this code, bullying is repeated unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety. Bullying includes:

  • Verbal abuse;
  • Putting someone down;
  • Spreading rumours or innuendo about someone; and
  • Interfering with someone's personal property or work equipment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 ACT

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Contact details

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Enquiries

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: General Post Office Box 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
Australia
Phone: 132281
Phone: 02 62073000
Email: accesscanberra.bil@act.gov.au
Website: Access Canberra (Opens in new window)