Employers are confused about their obligations, and worried about the time spent on compliance
Eight in ten small businesses in Australia do not fully understand their workplace safety obligations and just half are confident they are doing as they should, an August 2017 survey found.
Over five million Australians work in small businesses.
The Employsure Workplace Safety Index also found that small businesses find keeping up with the requirements of workplace safety too complex and time consuming. Among the top five safety issues facing small businesses are: