Health & Safety Bulletin – Labour Hire and Contractors – June 20


Whenever there is a gap to the activities that Tasman would need to complete, labour hire or hiring contractors for a short period of time. The arrangements can either be through an “agency”.

Labour hire arrangements are covered by the Workplace Health and Safety Management Act that applies to the location Tasman operates. The arrangement include:

  • Arranging worker for a short period of time to give relief due to staff shortages or
  • Supplementing the workforce during peak seasonal demand.

Ensuring the health and safety of the hired workers

The primary duty of care under the Workplace Health and Safety is owned by the personnel conducting business undertaking, which includes labor or casual workers.

All hosts companies that have labor hire have a primary duty of care to ensure the workplace health and safety duties are met.