Workplace Health and Safety
Retailers face strategic, operational and compliance obligations in the sphere of workplace health and safety.
As a directly consumer-facing industry, retailers face challenges to ensure staff as well as customer wellbeing.
The ARA’s WHS Advisory Committee committee ensures retailers remain at the cutting edge of compliance requirements and remain abreast of emerging trends and initiatives in this area.
In the post-Covid world, the committee will continue to provide retail specific input to regulators both Federal and State.
Global with T2 (Unilever)
Representation at Safe Work NSW and WorkSafe Victoria
Regulatory engagement ; providing policy feedback to regulators.
Playing a key role in facilitating a safe retail re-opening
Contributing to the development of state and federal WHS guidelines
Industry case law reviews
Developing ARA member communications on current issues
Key Recent Issues
Update from Worksafe Victoria, Safe Work NSW
COVID-Safe reopening of retail premises
Managing team expectations and customers
Key triggers for customer aggression
Culture and Engagement Risk Expert, Risk Collective
15 years experience as lawyer and risk expert.
For more information, please contact the secretariat for this committee:
Rosemary Jacob firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating Retailers include:
Australia Post, Kmart, Adairs, Beacon Lighting, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses, Bunnings, Mecca Brands, Munro FG, Cotton On, and many more.