The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten today welcomed the launch of a  new work health and safety resource kit for volunteers has been launched which will help remove uncertainty about how the new WHS laws apply.


The kit includes:
• a guide for volunteers;
• a guide for organisations that engage volunteers;
• a fact sheet; and 
• a PowerPoint presentation and podcast.


The Chief Executive Officer of Volunteering South Australia and Northern Territory and Chair of the Not for Profit Reform Council Working Group, Evelyn O’Loughlin said the kit will help the volunteer sector understand responsibilities and address any lingering confusion about the impact of harmonised WHS lawsaid.


The complete resource kit and additional information on the WHS laws including FAQs is available from the Safe Work Australia website.