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Simple & Effective Packages For All Businesses

One of the reasons many businesses don’t comply with health and safety legislation is that they don’t have the necessary routines and forms which allow them to take care of a lot of their compliance.  Health and safety is like everything else, without experience how can you expect to do things well and within the law. We can help you to implement these necessary routines, forms and procedures to manage your workplace so that the risk of injury is substantially lowered and if something does happen, you can prove that you have been pro-active in  addressing your health and safety obligations.

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Staff Training

No point in having lots of procedures and policies if no one on the team understands their obligations, what is expected of them and how to make their workplace the safest it can be.  We can assist you and the team to ensure the appropriate training is conducted from day one so you can get the most from your investment, for everyone’s benefit.  Examples include First Aid, developing and using effective and realistic procedures and looking out for hazards and associated risks.

Development of usable policies & procedures tailored to your business requirements

The old days of buying a manual that gathered dust on the book case are long gone.  This is a cornerstone of effective and reliable  health and safety outcomes.  It is about everyone involved with the business operations understanding what is expected, how things are to be done and doing them consistently.  We can work with you and your team to tailor effective policies and procedures that will work for you and your team.

 

Lets face it, if you have an incident in your business and you don’t have tailored policies and procedures that you can prove are utilised in your daily operations you are going to have a higher chance of being prosecuted and fined.

Contract WH&S Personnel

Many businesses don’t need a full time WHS Officer but need more regular assistance than a quarterly consultant visit.  For these businesses we can provide regular (weekly, fortnightly, monthly) staff assistance at competitive rates to allow you to manage your safety needs and your budget.  We cover most industries and if we don’t have the personnel we can put you in touch with the right people.

Ergonomic Assessments

Working in an ergonomically optimal manner is important for everyone from people working at a computer all day through to physically intensive labourers on a building site.  We can assist with everything from general guidelines through to medically trained professionals providing one-on one assessments, whatever you need for your business we can help.

Audits

An audit aims to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. Definition: An audit is a documented process for reviewing a health and safety system, program or workplace practice.  An audit determines whether the system, program or practice complies with legislative requirements, established guidelines and best practice in health and safety.

 

There are generally three types of Audit:

 

Compliance Auditing An audit can be specifically undertaken to determine if workplace practices are meeting legislative requirements. However, compliance auditing is not a guarantee of a risk free workplace as a detailed examination of every hazard is not possible during an audit. The responsibility for ongoing effective health and safety management systems rests with workplace management. The hazards addressed during a compliance audit are determined by the workplace environment along with information obtained from specific training, relevant injury data and industry input. The outcomes of compliance audits give results that indicate if compliance is being achieved or if further actions are required to meet legislative standards.

Employers can undertake audits by reviewing the workplace operations using pre-developed workplace assessment tools and checklists. These assessments should be undertaken by appropriately trained internal staff or by external providers. Persons performing these reviews should have experience in hazard identification, risk assessments and possess a strong knowledge of current legislative requirements.

Hazard Specific Audits Hazard specific audits address particular issues such as confined space entry, or working at heights and involve the inspection and testing of current workplace control methods. This type of audit has a narrow focus and looks at the effectiveness of policies, procedures and arrangements in dealing with specific hazards. These audits differ from compliance audits in that the standards set by the organisation to address a risk of injury may exceed legislative requirements. Many organisations use suitably qualified external providers to undertake these types of audits especially when hazardous tasks are being undertaken. Employees may also review specific hazards in order to monitor legislative compliance at a workplace. The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (PDF, 855 kB) requires the workplace to conduct a hazard based assessment of the workplace using established criteria. These assessments should be conducted at least once every twelve months, or at intervals agreed between the management and the Workplace Health and Safety Representative/s. There are certain common workplace hazards that need to be reviewed during the audits, some are listed below:

                          • Work environment

                          • Noise

                          • Plant

                          • Electrical

                          • Hazardous substances

                          • Manual tasks

                          • Working at heights

                          • Confined spaces

                          • Asbestos

Comprehensive Management System Audit A Health and Safety Management Systems Audit has a wider scope, and although addressing hazards and risk controls, it also looks at organisational structures, planning activities, responsibilities, implemented procedures, review cycles and measurement and evaluation issues. A basic occupational health and safety management system has some of the following characteristics:

                          • Existence of a health and safety policy that is communicated to staff

                          • Management commitment

                          • Allocation of responsibilities and accountability for health and safety matters

                          • Controls for suppliers, sub-contractors and purchasing

                          • Health and safety consultation

                          • Hazard identification, evaluation and control

                          • Provision of information and training of staff

                          • Incident recording, investigation, analysis and review

                          • Emergency management and response

                          • Measuring and evaluating workplace health and safety performance.

Many organisations undertake these audits on an annual basis as the amount of resources and time required to conduct a management systems audit can be substantial.

Hazard & Risk Management

This is one of the fundamental aspects of workplace health & safety that most businesses just don’t get right.  Familiarity with  the environment means that most businesses have obvious issues that require attention but the business owner and employees don’t even notice them anymore.  In conjunction with members of your team we can assess your business premises, practices and typical duties to highlight areas that can be improved to lower your chances of injury, isn’t that what it’s all about?

Construction & Sub-Contractor Assessment/Management:

Contractor: We give you the tools to thoroughly assess, document and manage your sub-contractors to cover your concurrent liability obligations.

Sub-Contractor: We can provide you with a system to meet your WHS requirements for both yourself and any employees

We are able to assist you in applying for tenders or contracts as well as site specific document preparation eg. Site management plans, SWMS, Policies & Procedures.

 

Establishing WHS Committees, Work Groups and Health and Safety Representatives

Although it tends to be in larger businesses, the establishment of various forms of structured employee representation should always be undertaken in accordance with guidelines to ensure that the business remains on the right side of the law and that the process works for the greatest benefit for all concerned.  We can assist you in implementing efficient and effective  working arrangements with employees for the benefit of safety and the bottom line.

WHS Work Safe Board

Image2These Work Safe Boards can be customised for your business and have a multitude of uses.  They are an excellent method of keeping the whole team informed of the latest news, training or tips.  Everyone can see the business performance in terms of injuries and all information placed on the board can be photographed or kept in a file to assist you in demonstrating your health and safety activities.  Hopefully you will never need it but if the worst does happen, everything helps when negotiating with inspectors and the law. Dimensions 600mm x 900mm

 

$155 (Standard Layout as shown in photo) plus freight