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  • This one action could be the difference between an employee living and dying
  • Have you ever had a fatal accident happen in your workplace because of poor health and safety procedures in your workplace? Have you had to deal with the death of an employee? Have you asked yourself what you could have done to prevent it? The truth is, some accidents are unavoidable and they'll happen no matter what, but those accidents are in the minority. The rest of the time, there's pl... ››› more
  • [18 August 2014]
  • Four bases every risk assessment should cover
  • Do your risk assessments do what they should? Do you get to the end of one and feel confident that you've identified all the risks your employees face? Do your know if all the safety precautions you put in place will work? The truth is there's no formula for a perfect risk assessment. There's only your knowledge of your workplace and the risks that exist there. To ensure this process is effe... ››› more
  • [13 August 2014]
  • If you didn't look for these three common hazards, your risk assessment is incomplete
  • Do you know what you're looking for during a risk assessment? If not, how do you know you've identified everything you needed to? If you miss risks, your risk assessment is incomplete and that means your employees are still in danger. That's why you need to create a list that starts with the most common and the most serious accidents. So when you start your risk assessment ensure you deal w... ››› more
  • [13 August 2014]
  • Four types of risks you must look for during your next risk assessment
  • Danger is everywhere and your employees deal with it every day. It doesn't matter what work they do, there are always risks lurking nearby. The only way to protect them from these dangers is to do thorough risk assessments and deal with the risks you identify. You can put various precautionary measures in place to do this but your best defence in the fight against workplace accidents and dange... ››› more
  • [13 August 2014]
  • When it comes to housekeeping, here's what your risk assessment must look for
  • The aim of a risk assessment is to find the risks your employees deal with on a regular basis. These are the things that put them in danger every day. You must resolve these risks to ensure your employees don't have any accidents on duty. There's one area many employers often overlook during their risk assessments though. They see it as a trivial matter instead of a health and safety one. I'm t... ››› more
  • [13 August 2014]
  • Doing a risk assessment? Keep your eyes peeled for these four common slip and fall hazards
  • Common accidents like slips, trips and falls are responsible for most workplace injuries. That's because employers tend to overlook problems like slippery floors and cluttered floor spaces. If you're one such employer, your employees may have 'silly' accidents because you haven't dealt with these common workplace hazards. This can lead to a loss in productivity because all your employees are... ››› more
  • [13 August 2014]
  • If your site contains scaffolding, these are the risks you need to look out for
  • Construction sites are always scattered with scaffolding. It's the easiest and safest way to enable your employees to work at heights. But this construction site staple comes with its own hazards and risks. Even though scaffolding is safer than using ladders, it can be the reason for a number of fatal accidents. So when you do a risk assessment on your construction site ensure your look out... ››› more
  • [13 August 2014]
  • Don't ignore these five common construction risks during your next risk assessment
  • Construction work is amongst the most dangerous there is. There are constant hazards and risks lurking in every activity your employees do. But with hazards left, right and centre, what do you focus on? Where do you start? Well you start with the most important hazards, the ones that are most likely to land your employees in hospital. And that's why when you start your construction site... ››› more
  • [13 August 2014]
  • Here's what safety audits, inspections and risk assessments have in common
  • Managing your health and safety programme is all about constantly checking if things work. This means speaking to your employees and watching how they operate. Now, you can 'watch' with very different intentions depending on whether you're doing a risk assessment, inspection or safety audit, but they still all have a common goal. Not sure what that goal is? Today, we're revealing the one goa... ››› more
  • [08 August 2014]
  • Do you understand the role risk assessments play in your health and safety programme?
  • Your health and safety programme is a living thing. It's constantly changing and shifting and you need to constantly update it. But how do you know when you need to modify your health and safety measures? Well you'll only know when and how to do this if you look. Keep your eyes open for new problems and changing risks. This is the role of your risk assessments. It plays a very important par... ››› more
  • [08 August 2014]
  • These three tips could be the difference between a safe workplace and a fatal accident
  • Do you know what'll happen if one of your employees has an accident and dies on your premises? You'll have to have a full investigation, internally and externally. Then it'll mean dealing with COID and the DoL. And the DoL may even shut you down. This is why you MUST prevent fatal accidents. If you don't, it spells disaster for your company. The good news is, we have three tips that could be... ››› more
  • [28 July 2014]
  • Follow these two tips to take the 'risk' out of your business
  • If your business feels like a dangerous place to be, you must do something about it. The OHS Act gives you the responsibility as an employer to protect your employees from harm. So if there are risks in your workplace that you haven't dealt with, you're not fulfilling your responsibility. This means you haven't complied with the Act and you're breaking the law! But you can easily deal with t... ››› more
  • [28 July 2014]
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