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 […]
What Are Safety Standards Safety standards are a system of measures that can improve the safety of the operations of a business. Following these measures helps to ensure safe production of products and services. A company may be awarded “ISO” certification if they can prove implementation of the measures within the safety standard. Evidence of […]
Why Health and Safety Monitoring Is Necessary Health and safety monitoring is critical because your business is undergoing constant change. New machinery and tools, new systems, new approaches to tasks and new workers all impact health and safety in many ways.
Why Does A Health and Safety Code Of Practice Matter? If you do business in Australia, there’s an important reason why you need to know what a code of practice is. From 1 July 2018 persons conducting a business or undertaking are required to comply with an approved code of practice. Alternatively, you can follow
What Is A Safe Operating Procedure? A Safe Operating Procedure is a set of instructions on how to perform a job safely or to correctly handle an emergency. Each task step has a priority, e.g. 1, 1.1, 2., and can be general or specific depending on the complexity of the task. A Safe Operating Procedure […]
Look, you know your business, inside out.
However, health and safety laws have you on a daily balancing act.
Safety Consultant Outsourcing. Outsourcing Health and safety management to a safety consultant is a growing trend. A poll of managers and owners of small to medium businesses found that outsourcing to be a preference over self-managing. The research found that only a minority of businesses currently outsource health and safety management. However, It’s at the […]