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Follow these two tips to take the 'risk' out of your business

by , 28 July 2014
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 the risky situations in your business! Just use these two tips...

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Never let risks go unnoticed 

 
The first tip is: Do regular risk assessments! The only way to improve the safety of your employees and comply with the OHS Act is to know what risks your employees face.
 
During your risk assessment, observe your employees and the way your business runs on a normal day.
 
Remember to:
 
- Take your time! Don't rush. Assess all your workplace risks carefully.
 
Your risks assessment forms the basis for good workplace health and safety. Without it, you can't effectively deal with the risks in your business.
 
The second tip is...
 

Deal with risks quickly and effectively

 
It's a common mistake to do a risk assessment and then wait months before discussing your findings at a health and safety committee meeting. 
 
You must arrange a committee meeting as soon as you've completed your risk assessment. Here you must all come to an agreement about how to treat the risks.
 
Once you've all agreed on the action plan you must start putting safety precautions in place at once.
 
These two tips will help you ensure that your risky business is now a safe and secure place to work.
 
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According to the OHSA, you must do induction training for new employees, external contract workers, even employees returning from maternity leave. And every time there's new legislation, or if you have a new safety process or equipment.
 
It sounds like you could be doing induction every month! And who has the time to create proper training material? And ensure its correct?
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