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These two health and safety omissions could be the reason the DoL shuts down your business

by , 17 October 2014
You have a health and safety plan in your company and you've done some toolbox talks. You think you've done what you need to protect your employees in terms of the OHS Act.

But chances are, after all you've done, a DoL will find gaps in your health and safety. If he does, you're guilty of non-compliance.

Read on to discover the two most common health and safety omissions that could lead an inspector to shut your company down...

 

Don't let the DoL inspector find these two health and safety omission in your business

 
Omission 1: An incomplete health and safety programme
 
Your health and safety programme is the framework you use to implement health and safety in your workplace to comply with the OHS Act. 
 
It also gives you a guideline of all the future steps to continue your health and safety.
 
If you don't have a complete health and safety programme that covers all the OHS Act legal requirements for your business, you're guilty on non-compliance.
 
The DoL inspector will check to see if you have this in your workplace. If you don't, he'll shut you down.
 
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Compile your own comprehensive Induction Programme
 
Do you know what your OHSA duties are as an employer?
 
Do your employees know what their duties are?
 
 
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Omission 2: No proof of health and safety training

 
What good is a health and safety programme if your employees don't know how to follow it. This is where health and safety training comes in. It will help your employees understand what they need to do to follow your health and safety programme.
 
You need to document this training with training registers and certificates.
 
If the DoL inspector doesn't find this proof of health and safety training, he could shut your company down until you train all your employees.
 
Never make these two health and safety omissions! If you do, a DoL inspector will shut you down.
 
For more on how to comply with the OHS Act, check out the Health and Safety Advisor.
 

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