Members of the Australian Men’s Shed Association have a Duty of Care to themselves, their Shed colleagues, family members and visitors to operate safely: ‘A responsibility of member Men’s Sheds is effective management of Men’s Shed health and safety, whether bound by health and safety Acts, other State legislation or common law ‘Duty of Care and holding insurance policies approved by AMSA’s Insurer that are Australian approved Insurers for Public Liability, Volunteer Insurance, Officers Insurance and Contents and Property Insurance’.
Responsibility for Men’s Shed safety is everyone’s business however the Committee or authorised persons who establish and oversee shed operations and the members that supervise activities, have a key role in requiring that safe practices are followed.
AMSA has available a range of Men’s Shed health and safety policies and procedures to assist Management Committees and these are available from the website.
AMSA highly recommends that Men’s Sheds who are seeking specific information and advice on Men’s Shed health and safety matters do so by contacting their particular State Regulatory/Statutory bodies.
For further information contact AMSA on email firstname.lastname@example.org.