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Your employees are the key to your health and safety compliance! Here's why

by , 10 October 2014
The point of health and safety laws is to keep your employees safe. The problem comes in when you do everything the OHS Act says you must but new issues arise later.

It can undo all the good work you did with your health and safety efforts.

This is where your employees can help you maintain your health and safety compliance.

Here's how...

 

Here's how your employees can help you maintain your health and safety compliance

 
Because you might not see new health and safety issues that arise, you might not realise you need to put in extra safety measures and retrain your employees.
 
But your employees see these problems because they affect them directly. 
 
Because of this they can report problems to you if and when they arise.
 
This will help you maintain your compliance with the OHS Act because you can constantly improve or fix your health and safety programme. 
 
To get your employees to help you constantly monitor your health and safety you must encourage open communication with them on these issues.
 
Here how you can do this.
 
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Here's how you can create open communicate with your employees on health and safety issues

 
Give your employees a chance to talk to you after training sessions or any other work related gathering. This way they can have a time and a place where they know you'll listen to them.
 
You can also create an open door policy that allows employees to come to you at any time to report health and safety problems.
 
By doing this you can encourage employees to speak to you about health and safety, enabling you to constantly improve and maintain your compliance.
 
For more tips on how to effectively comply with the OHS Act, check out the Health and Safety Advisor.
 


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