SafeWork SA administers a number of Acts and Regulations in public safety, work health and safety, and worker relations, and is accountable to the Minister for Industrial Relations.
Work health and safety
South Australia's work health and safety laws align with New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and the Commonwealth who have adopted the same national model laws.
Codes of Practice provide practical guidance on how to comply with your legal obligations.
Dangerous substances and explosives
Other related legislation covers dangerous substances, explosives, mines and works, and petroleum.
Two sets of industrial relations laws establish pay and employment conditions for South Australian workers. Private sector employers are in the national workplace relations system, while the public sector and local government are in the state system.
Separate workplace relations legislation covers daylight saving, public holidays and shop trading hours.