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Safety officer supervision could save your employee's life

by , 22 August 2014
Your safety officer is responsible for supervising your employees while they work. He must ensure they work safely and follow your health and safety rules.

Without him, your employees will do whatever they like and that could have serious health and safety consequences.

That's why you must ensure your safety officer is on duty and watching your employees. If he wanders off for just a moment, it could lead to a life-threatening accident.

So ensure he's always on duty, because his supervision could save your employee's life...

 

Here's why your safety officer's supervision could save your employees life

 
You safety officer enforces your health and safety rules. He ensures your employees follow them. If they don't, they could have a serious accident and suffer major injuries.
 
For example, your employee forgets to follow the correct safety procedures. He doesn't check a part of the machine is properly secure. When he turns on the machine and starts using it, this part could come loose and fall on him.
 
With your safety officer there to supervise, he can remind your employee of the correct safety procedures and ensure he follows them.
 
But how do you ensure your safety officer is always there to keep an eye on your employees?
 
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Three tips to get your employees to comply with health and safety laws
 
Employees think that safety is something 'management' must do. They're wrong. Employees also have duties to comply with the OHS Act.
 
It's your responsibility to make sure your employees comply. Don't know how to do it? 
 
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Here's how to ensure your safety officer is always on duty when he should be

 
If your safety officer has to move around your workplace a lot, it could be because there are too many employees to monitor and you should appoint another safety officer.
 
If he just takes long breaks you may need to discipline him for neglecting his duties. But first, give him a warning so he knows this isn't acceptable.
 
This will help ensure your safety officer or officers are always on duty to keep an eye on your employees and keep them safe.
 

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