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Principle 5

Pursue continual improvement in health and safety performance with the ultimate goal of zero harm.

Performance expectations

Summary of consultation feedback


Implement practices aimed at continually improving workplace health and safety, and monitor performance for the elimination of workplace fatalities, serious injuries and prevention of occupational diseases.

Some consultees suggested the wording should emphasise achieving a positive impact on workers’ wellbeing and go beyond zero harm. Others encouraged an explicit reference to a management system and or good practice.


Provide workers with training in accordance with their responsibilities for health and safety, and implement health surveillance and risk-based monitoring programmes based on occupational exposures.

No recurring suggestions from consultees. One suggested introducing ‘competence-based training’.

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