We all know that technology is moving ahead at an incredible speed. Most people today have a smart-phone that they carry with them at all times, and many site supervisors and Principal Contractors have tablets.
It’s been a long-held expectation that WHS documents are kept in the electrical box on site, but this has its own problems such as being stolen, misplaced or destroyed by weather.
In the legislation there is actually nothing to say how these documents should be presented, only that they should be easily accessible to anyone who needs them.
There is also the issue of being able to provide evidence that someone was given access to read the documents. By emailing the documents to workers, you will have evidence that you’ve supplied it to them. And it also allows for them to download it and keep it on their phone or tablet, if it’s required.