The following guideline is used for identifying who needs to take into account Workzone Traffic Management based on the WHS Act 2012 SA and its Regulations:
Regulation 60: A person conducting a business or undertaking must manage risks to health and safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task.
Regulation 34-38: In order to manage risk under the WHS Regulations, a duty holder must: Identify reasonably foreseeable hazards that could give rise to the risk, Eliminate the risk so far as is reasonably practicable, If it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate the risk – minimise the risk so far as is reasonably practicable by implementing control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control, Maintain the implemented control measure so that it remains effective and Review, and if necessary revise, risk control measures so as to maintain, so far as reasonably practicable, a work environment that is without risks to health and safety
Section 47: The person conducting the business or undertaking must consult, so far as is reasonably practicable, with workers who carry out work for the business or undertaking who are (or are likely to be) directly affected by a work health and safety matter
Section 48: If the workers are represented by a health and safety representative, the consultation must involve that representative.
The key to successful hazard control measures are in consultation and communication with workers involved in identifying risks and how they may be overcome by applying relevant control measures.