Health and safety isn't a one many job. You need a team to do it and that's why the OHS Act outlines the people you must appoint.
The problem is most employers under use appointment staff members and still try to do the job on their own. That's a massive mistake because it's impossible for one person to manage such a large programme.
Rather use your health and safety team and managing it wi... ››› more
Do you manage your health and safety single-handily? That's quite a task for one person when you consider the fact all the different steps you must take and the documents you must keep.
Why would you want to do all that alone? Especially since the OHS Act itself suggests you have someone to help you carry the load.
There's one specific person it says you need by your side to help carry the l... ››› more
Do you try get through your health and safety programme on your own without any help? If you do, I'm afraid to say you're doomed to fail.
Health and safety isn't something you can do without any assistance. You need to appoint the right people to help you or you'll miss out on vital information.
In fact, is you don't have this one person on your health and safety team, it's doomed...
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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
So you've got your risk register and your health and safety representative by your side. You're ready to observe your employees at work to identify risks.
You've spent weeks preparing and planning to do this. But what's the next step after that?
Doing a perfect risk assessment doesn't help you if you don't know what to do once you're finished. The assessment, after all, is only the first st... ››› more
You may think that your company's health and safety is a weight you must bear on your own. You, as the boss, must oversee and manage everything to ensure your employees are safe.
The truth is you don't have to go it alone when it comes to your company's health and safety. In fact, right from the beginning, you have an ally.
This ally is your greatest asset in the fight against risks. With hi... ››› more
When it comes to matters of life and death, timing is everything. Seconds count and can be the difference between fatal injuries and walking away unharmed.
When it comes to workplace health and safety, timing is just as important. If you wait too long to deal with a hazard, it'll quickly escalate into a full on danger risk. From there, it's only a matter of time before someone has a serious acc... ››› more
As an employer, you can't know everything that happens in your workplace. Even if you do regular risk assessment, you still might not see all the dangers.
Your employees are the only ones who can see all your workplace hazards. This because they're the ones who are at risk during their work.
If you really want to protect them, you need to know what they know. So if you're in doubt about how... ››› more
The OHS Act requires you to appoint a health and safety representative if you have more than 20 employees. But your health and safety rep isn't just someone you must appoint to comply with OHS regulations. Your rep should be your right hand man in the prevention of workplace accidents. He's your eyes and ears on the ground. Your direct link to your employees' health and safety needs and demands.
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Did you know: If the conditions your employees have to work in are unsafe, they can eventually refuse to work until you fix them. This is their legal right because the law says everyone has the right to work in a safe and secure environment.
As their employer, you have to provide them with this safe working environment. But don't panic, your employees can't just down tools at the first sign of ... ››› more
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