There's been a spate of office fires and entire warehouses burning down lately. Luckily, thanks to fast-working rescue teams, there've been very few injuries from these fires as employees have been evacuated quickly. If this happens at your office, will you be able to evacuate your staff efficiently? Here's how to ensure employees respond quickly when your emergency evacuation alarm sounds...
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You've heard it being said many times, namely that you need to carry out health and safety audits in the workplace.
But why exactly? Well, for starters, you are legally required to do so under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA.
But there's more!
Keep reading to find out five key reasons why you need health and safety audits...
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There are several areas that can affect your employees' attitude towards health and safety in the workplace.
Together, these areas form part of a model called the 'Blueprint for Safety Transformation'.
It is very important for you to be aware of these areas and take action where you deem necessary. So keep reading.
Three of these areas are:
1. The working interface
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Chores and tidiness aren't just things you preach to your teenager at home. They are applicable in all spheres of life. One of the key areas of your Health and Safety programme, under Environmental regulations for Workplaces 6.2, Occupational Health and Safety Act is housekeeping.
Workplace housekeeping splits into many parts. There are two main sections though which all else rests on. Below w... ››› more
Health and safety training is a recurring task but that doesn't mean it has to be mundane. Incorporating fun ways to learn will ensure the information will actually stick with your employees. Read on to discover.
Get the basics of health and safety training right
Every employee endures health and safety training at least once in his or her working life. Because of this, 99% of the ... ››› more
Failing a health and safety audit could result in hefty fines. But conducting your own internal audit can help you avoid these. By knowing what a health and safety audit entails, you ensure that when the time comes for a third party audit, you will pass with flying colours. Today, we explain the steps you need to take to get it right.
What is a health and safety audit?
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Creating a health and safety management system can seem complicated. After all, there are several different components that make up the system. Miss even one and it could render your system useless and non-compliant.
The truth is, however, if you break health and safety management down to the essentials, you'll see it isn't as complicated as you think.
To prove this to you, we're going to sh... ››› more
When it comes to health and safety in the workplace, groundwork in key. After all, you have to create proper structures before you can implement your programme.
If you don't do the correct things at the beginning of your health and safety implementation, it's doomed from the start.
To ensure you do the correct groundwork and implement legally compliant health and safety, we're revealing fou... ››› more
The DoL will punish you if it finds out your construction company's guilty of non-compliance. The best way to prevent this is to ensure your company always complies.
To do that, you need to keep your eyes open for possible signs of problems and non-compliance.
So next time you're on your construction site, check for these four signs of non-compliance...
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The OHS Act governs health and safety in the workplace. It covers all the things you must do to protect your employees at work.
If you don't fulfil your health and safety obligations, you're breaking the law. This, just like any time you break the law, is a criminal offence.
Now you may know the price you'll pay for offences like stealing or public vandalism, but do you know the price for b... ››› more
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