A work health and safety fail. How a customer’s work health and safety fail gave him a wakeup call. “How dare you!” This was the angry statement that greeted me as I met with my valued customer. I’d subcontracted to this business for years and the owner had become a friend.
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Entries by Jonesy
Does My Small Business Need A Health & Safety System? For small businesses, establishing a health & safety system early is essential. Why? Even a small business owner has a health & safety Duty of Care. Just because a business is small it’s not immune to the hazards that can kill or maim. Even a […]
Risk Assessment – The risk of What? What is a risk assessment? This may seem pathetically obvious, but a risk assessment is simply assessing the risk of something happening or not happening. Risk is a combination of the likelihood of something occurring and the consequences if it does. A risk assessment is a simple quantifying […]
Safe Work and the Legal Minefield It’s a simple fact that most employers don’t realise the legal minefield they operate in where Workplace safety is concerned until it’s too late. Once hit with a massive penalty or insurance claim the reality of not managing the intricacies of occupational health and safety hit home with often devastating […]
Forklift Safety – Is it Wise or a Waste? Forklift safety is often a low priority despite forklifts being one of the most hazardous workplace vehicles. Forklifts continue to be a significant source of accidents in the workplace. Unfortunately, the forklift’s ease and simplicity of use make them an accident waiting to happen. Workers with […]
What Is A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)? A SWMS or Safe Work Method Statement is required by law in Australia when carrying out high-risk construction work. A SWMS defines the method by which you will carry out the tasks and activities of a job safely. The SWMS enables everyone from the Principal Contractor to […]
A Good Safety Management System Is An Asset A good safety management system makes it easier to manage the 101 issues you’re required to initiate at your workplace. However, it can do much more If you run a business, chances are you’re very good at it, but you know that health and safety laws have […]
Do You Have Health and Safety Systems In Place? It doesn’t matter if you were trying to get health and safety systems in place. Neither does it matter if you started to get them in place. Look, it doesn’t even matter if you DO have a health and safety system. The only thing that’ll stop you paying […]
Is The Workplace Hazards Hunt A Waste Of Time? I was reading an article the other day on workplace hazards. The writer was a professional health and safety consultant. While reading, I began to realise how many business owners and managers are wasting valuable time, money and resources. How? By creating procedures and assessments that are […]
Incidents happen! An incident management system is a critical part of a health and safety system. Even businesses with the most diligently managed system can have an incident occur at almost any time. A good incident management system will track every factor relating to an incident such as; Details of the incident People involved Assets […]
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