There are some basic rights to safe workplaces that every worker is entitled to:

Work in a safe and healthy environment, free from unreasonable hazards and risks.
Not to have your health and safety put at risk from work that is carried out.

  • Be provided with safe systems of work
  • Have your employer monitor your health and conditions at the workplace
  • Be provided with facilities at work
  • Be consulted on work health and safety issues that affect your work
  • Refuse to perform work that you reasonable think would expose you to risk of immediate serious harm or serious injury.


  • Workers have a right to be represented by an elected a Health and Safety Representative (HSR)
  • Be represented by your HSR
  • Have your HSR present at any interview between you and your employer or WHS Inspector
  • Seek the help of a HSR to direct that unsafe work cease
  • Change your HSR

SDA Work Health & Safety Policy