You can't just launch a new project without doing ample research on its effectiveness. But there's an important part of project management that many companies miss out on - and doing so gives the Department of Labour the power to fine your business heavily. Here's how to avoid this situation by making sure your company's SHE file is up-to-date!
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If you've been reading up on your Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act responsibilities lately, you'll know that an environmental risk assessment has the power to make or break your business.
Don't forget to include environmental risk assessments in your SHE file!
It proves that you're not harming the environment through your business activities and that you're investigating any safety concerns based on risk assessments.
That's why any time you start a new business or project, you need to develop a health and safety system as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
And a crucial component of this is compiling an up-to-date health, safety and environment or SHE file, says FSP Business
Are you responsible for compiling your SHE file?
Are you struggling to keep up-to-date with all the paperwork?
Do you waste your time formatting all the documents?
Are you stressed out about all your legal requirements?
Of course you are. You have enough on your plate already, and keeping up with paperwork isn't on the top of your to-do list. But unfortunately, it's part of your job because it's a legal requirement. And, you've answered 'YES' to at least half of the questions above.
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What's the most important thing Department of Labour inspectors look for in our SHE file?
If the Department of Labour (DoL) Inspectors show up and ask to check your SHE file, you'll face huge fines if you're missing risk assessments for each new project your company starts.
So before starting a new project, make sure you include detailed risk assessments and a list of any hazardous substances your use or produce that could affect the environment in your SHE file, says the Health and Safety Bulletin
It's the easiest way to prove your compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act!
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