- I bet you don't know the difference between these three risk assessment essentials!
- Here's how you can be 100% sure your risk assessments are legally compliant...
Remember, you must do a risk assessment to be compliant with the OHS Act!
Do you know the difference between these three simple, but essential risk assessment terms: A danger, a hazard and a risk?
I know it sounds silly, but I recently attended a seminar on Risk Assessments and you wouldn't... ››› more
- [24 May 2017]
- Caution: Construction and manufacturing companies! You'll fail your health and safety audit if your employees answer no to these 8 questions
- As you know, there are a whole host of questions you and your employees must answer to see if you're complying with the OHS Act.
If you don't know the right questions to be asking your employees, you can't measure your compliance and you'll fail your audit. Now, this sounds all very well and legit.
I love the legalese we use. 'Measure your compliance'… 'fail your audit'. We hear terms like... ››› more
- [16 March 2017]
- What is a health and safety audit?
- This week I want to tell you all about health and safety audits, who needs them, why you have to have them, and a simple tool you can use to do your audit with the questions you need to ask in them.
But, it occurred to me you might not know exactly what I mean when I say 'audit'. So, let's start there ...
What is a health and safety audit?
The Health & Safety Advisor says 'a health and sa... ››› more
- [09 December 2016]
- My 7 tips to do your health and safety audit like a pro!
- You must do a legal compliance audit at least once a year. And the best news is, as long as you choose a competent person, anyone in your company can do it. Here are my top 7 tips to help your employee perform your health and safety audit like a pro... Dear Reader
To see if your health and safety system is legally compliant, you should do a compliance audit at least once a year. You need to cov... ››› more
- [15 April 2016]
- Make sure your sub-contractors comply with their duties!
- In the construction industry, a major impact was brought by the Construction Regulations changes. As a consequence, you must ensure your Principal Contractor and sub-contractors are doing their new duties so they can all successfully carry out any of your contracts.
When talking about the new sub-contractors' duties, by sub-contractor we mean a person who your principal contractor employs. It d... ››› more
- [04 June 2015]
- 20 Items you need in your first aid kit to ensure your First Aiders can attend to employee injuries
- According to the OHS Act, you need to make sure your employees receive quick first aid treatment in case of injury or emergency. And you also have to appoint a First Aider for every 10 employees.
He must have access to a fully-equipped first aid kit to be able to deal with emergencies.
Read on to find out what you should include in your first aid kit...
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- [12 May 2015]
- Machine guarding and how to use it comply with the OHS Act
- If your employees work with machines like circular saws, sanding or grinding machines, you'll be interested to know how important the safety of your machines is.
You have to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and make sure your machines are guarded so you cover the risks of having your employees injured.
An employee injured by an unguarded machine can cost you thousands in... ››› more
- [11 May 2015]
- Health and safety signs you should display in your workplace to stay OHS compliant
- Safety signs all perform the same basic function of reducing injuries through awareness.
But there are differences between the signs and their functions. And you need to know what they are to make sure you're displaying the right ones! Because even if you're displaying a lot of signs, if they're not the right ones, you'll still be labelled non-compliant.
Read on to find out what the differe... ››› more
- [08 May 2015]
- What you need to know about Medical Surveillance: Your employee's seven obligations
- When it comes to Medical Surveillance, keep in mind that it's a process that will help you determine if your employees' health is deteriorating because they're exposed to hazards at work.
The aim of this process is to ensure your employees are medically fit to do the work you employed them to.
Let's see who needs to know about medical surveillance...
First of all, employers need to know if... ››› more
- [29 April 2015]