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Not-for-profit Law has published an updated fact sheet on safety, risk management and volunteers, which will help your community organisation understand the provisions, and to work out if and how your organisation may be liable for its volunteers under the Civil Liability Act 2001 (NSW).

NSW work health and safety laws provide that, in certain situations, your organisation will be held legally responsible (liable) for the actions of its volunteers. These laws provide that any legal responsibility resulting from the actions of these volunteers may transfer to the community organisation, and the community organisation will be held liable for compensation to people who are injured, instead of the volunteer. Therefore, it is crucial for your organisation to have good volunteer management practices, policies and insurance in place.

pdfDownload fact sheet

pdfDownload accompanying Volunteer Liability Checklist


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