Work Health and Safety legislation requires an employer to put in place appropriate systems to actively manage health
and safety in the workplace. An essential part of this system is the requirement to keep records of the processes and steps
Examples of records that are required by legislation:
. Emergency procedures evacuation plans.
. Fire equipment maintenance.
. Hazardous substances.
. Health surveillance.
. Identification of hazards/assessment of risk /control of risk.
. Monitoring data.
. Plant registration/inspection.
. Residual current devices performance testing.
. Training records.
There is a legal requirement to keep and maintain several records for specific periods. An example of this is risk
assessments that must be kept for at least five years after the last review.