Unions have the ability to train their officials to receive WHS Entry Permits.
Entry Permit Holders can inquire into suspected contraventions, be provided with documents or discuss WHS matters with any worker wherever work is done.
This support is integral not just for elected HSRs, but for every worker.
SA Unions is the place to not only get the required training to be granted a WHS entry permit, but to effectively utilise it to make your members' workplaces safer.
WHAT IS AN ENTRY PERMIT?
A Work Health and Safety (WHS) entry permit is a permit card with photo identification that allows a union official to enter a workplace to inquire about a suspected breach of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA).
An application for a WHS entry permit is made by the relevant union to the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET).
SAET supplies the permits, revokes permits and deals with disputes about rights of entry.
SAET maintains a list of current entry permits, CLICK HERE to check if your permit is up to date.
To apply for a WHS entry permit you must be a union official. You will need to provide a statutory declaration and a photograph. The photograph must be a colour passport photo less than six months old with the name of the applicant on the back.
WHS permits expire three years from the date of issue. Permits should be returned to the Registrar within 14 days of expiry, revocation or suspension.