Are you a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)?

Are you a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)?

Work Health & Safety Issues for PCBUs

This firm helps businesses and business operators

This firm helps businesses and business operators


Work Health & Safety Issues

Anderson Legal provides expert advice to businesses and business operators in relation to work health & safety issues.


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Work Health & Safety Issues

Anderson Legal provides expert advice to businesses and business operators in relation to work health & safety issues.

On-Demand Resources

View our growing library of articles and webinars, which are accessible no matter the time of day or night.

Free Consultation

Anderson Legal provides a free, no-obligation consultation to understand whether this firm can assist you.

Work Health & Safety Issues

This firm assists persons conducting a business or undertaking to comply with their WHS obligations.
Learn how this firm can assist with the following:

Work Health & Safety Issues

This firm assists persons conducting a business or undertaking to comply with their WHS obligations.
Learn how this firm can assist with the following:

Duties & Obligations of a PCBU

Anderson Legal provides advice to business operators, boards, executives and managers about their duties and obligations (and corresponding liability) in relation to work health and safety issues.

Non-compliance with work health and safety duties by a PCBU exposes workers, contractors and others to risk and injury. Failure to implement and maintain safe systems of work exposes persons conducting a business or undertaking to possible civil and criminal liability. If you or your business needs advice about an issue related to work health and safety, contact the firm for a confidential discussion today.

WHS Duties & Obligations
  • Culture & Training
  • Incident Notification
  • PCBU Duty of Care
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Who is a PCBU?

Due Diligence Requirements

Officers of a PCBU must exercise due diligence to ensure that the PCBU complies with its duties and obligations. The duties of business operators or officers are inherently linked to the compliance duties and obligations of a PCBU, meaning any officer in charge of a business or undertaking must understand their own obligations and duties.

Anderson Legal can assist businesses and business operators to manage work health and safety risks and minimise the incidence of non-compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Due Diligence Issues
  • Element 1: Knowing
  • Element 2: Understanding
  • Element 3: Resourcing
  • Element 4: Monitoring
  • Element 5: Complying
  • Element 6: Verifying

Dealing with Regulators

When a business or business operator is required to deal with a regulator over a work health safety issue, it is often at short notice or without warning. The broad powers of WHS Inspectors means businesses and business operators are often left unsure about the balance between complying with regulatory demands and protecting their rights and interests.

Anderson Legal has the experience to assist businesses and business operators in dealing with WHS Inspectors. Contact this firm for a confidential discussion about your options.

Regulatory Compliance Issues
  • Dealing with WHS Inspectors
  • Incident Notification
  • Notices & Enforcement
  • Regulatory Notices
  • Improvement Notices
  • Prohibition Notices

Work Health & Safety Prosecutions

Prosecutions under the Work Health and Safety Act, as well as other legislation, may arise from non-compliance with work health and safety duties and obligations. In cases where injury or death is caused, it is possible for individuals to receive sentences of imprisonment, in addition to large fines.

Anderson Legal has the expertise and experience to defend individuals and businesses facing prosecution for alleged breaches of work health and safety legislation. Contact this firm for a confidential discussion about your issue.

WHS Prosecution Issues
  • Category 1 – Reckless Conduct
  • Category 2 – Failure to Comply
  • Category 3 – Failure to Comply
  • Industrial Manslaughter (QLD)
  • Prohibition Notice Appeals
  • WHS Charges: Criminal Defence

On-Demand Resources

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On-Demand Resources

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WHSQ – Coercive PowersInspectors with Work Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) have powers that allow them to compel people to provide information and access to documents and other records, which they may seize. They may also compel people to answer their questions. Getting advice can be crucial to understanding your rights and obligations.Viewcoercive-investigations whswork-health-safety-queensland
Industrial ManslaughterIndustrial manslaughter is a relatively new criminal offence in Queensland, having commenced on 23 October 2017. It targets business operators and senior officers in corporations who, through negligence, cause the death of a worker the course of carrying out their work. The maximum penalty is up to 20 years imprisonment.Viewcriminal-offences whshomicide-offences penalties-prosecutions

Free Consultation

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Can We Help?

It costs nothing but time to see if we are the right firm for you case. Contact us to see if this firm can assist you.

This firm offers a ‘free consultation’. The reason is simple – it shouldn’t cost anything for a person to pick up the phone and understand if a particular law firm can help them or not. Anderson Legal takes the time necessary to understand the issues and to determine if we are in a real position to provide the standard of advice and representation you are entitled to expect.

Our Clients

Our clients make our practice. They are the ones we worry about each day, and to whom we owe a great obligation.

Our clients often have sought out Anderson Legal because they have been told something about expertise and experience. They put their faith and trust in the work of this firm. Professional reputation follows reality and not the other way around. Andrew Anderson, Legal Director, offers our clients a proven track record of success in complex and difficult cases across all court levels, including multiple appeals before the High Court of Australia.

Our Focus

Justice is best served by lawyers who are focused on their clients and not their competitors. The primary interest of this law firm is justice in the interests of its clients. Whilst we provide premium services at highly competitive rates, it is not about undercutting our competitors. It is simply a function of our real focus – you.

Cost Comparisons

Comparing lawyers is not just a question of price, but value. Backed by the experience of successful courtroom advocacy across Australia, this firm offers significant value to its clients beyond price.
It is notoriously difficult to compare lawyers. Past courtroom experience and outcomes achieved do provide some basis for comparison. Andrew Anderson has an enviable record of success in contested hearings, trials and appeals.

You may find other principal lawyers charge 50% (or more) above the hourly rates of the principal lawyer of this firm, but that may not be the most important measure of value. When you face a legal issue, particularly a complex one, there are other issues to consider.

As a lawyer who has achieved significant outcomes in a variety of contexts – as a Principal Crown Prosecutor, as a barrister, and as a law firm principal – Andrew Anderson brings a different level of experience to his advice and representation as compared to most solicitors. While he routinely works with leading Queens Counsel and other specialist barristers in complex cases, his significant experience in litigating and resolving disputes in cases throughout Australia means his clients have genuine expertise available from the start.

This firm may use several fee options, either exclusively or at various stages. The purpose is to make legal fees predictable, understandable, and transparent. Options include ‘fixed fee’ agreements, ‘capped’ legal costs, and agreements where the costs are calculated on a ‘pay as you go’ basis.

Entering into costs agreements that are understandable, and transparent allows this firm to remain focused on the outcomes our clients seek.

Our Referrals

If, unfortunately, we cannot provide you advice or representation, we will probably know who can.

The areas of law this practice handles are deliberately narrow and deep. Our deep focus on select areas of law allows this firm to handle some of the most complex and challenging cases that come before the courts.

It is not uncommon for this firm to receive enquiries we know will be better handled by others. In the interests of maintaining the highest standards, there are also occasions when cases we would otherwise welcome are declined to focus on existing clients’ needs. In such instances, we will try to identify who may be in a position to assist you.