Standing too much at work? It could double your risk of heart disease, study says

Reported by Haydee | 15 Sep, 2017

Several recent studies have confirmed that prolonged sitting can reduce a person’s lifespan while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, but not much attention has been devoted to the effects of prolonged standing at work, despite previous studies linking it to chronic back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A new research has …


Australia’s most dangerous jobs

Reported by Haydee | 07 Sep, 2017

Australia’s top comparison site, has recently compiled a list of the most dangerous jobs in the country based on the most recent government data.

A Workers Guide to Commonly Used Safety Tools E-Book

Reported by Monica | 01 May, 2017

With a business, projects, and deadlines to keep in mind, business operators have a lot to keep track of. To add to this, business operators are also required to keep and supply a paper trail of documents to demonstrate compliance with workplace health and safety legislation and standards. Essential for compliance purposes, adequate workplace health and …

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A Workers Guide to Writing a Safe Work Procedure

Reported by Admin | 14 Feb, 2017

Everyday, we encounter instructions to guide us through performing a certain task in the preferred or correct way. Consider the ‘How to Handwash’ or CPR poster commonly found in workplaces and hospitals.


The Importance of Consultation in Workplace Safety

Reported by Admin | 07 Feb, 2017

The issue of consultation focuses on harnessing the power of the workforce. By harnessing the knowledge, skills and first-hand experience of workers, businesses are able to make better-informed decisions about workplace health and safety matters.


Site Management Plan vs WHSE Management System: What’s the difference?

Reported by Admin | 11 Jan, 2017

We are often asked by our customers what the difference is between a WHSE Management System and a Site-Specific Safety Management Plan? So how does a site-specific safety management plan differ from a Workplace Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS)?


Implementing ISO 9001 Quality Management System

Reported by Admin | 07 Dec, 2016

The thought of having to implement an ISO standard can be a daunting process for business operators, especially when impending deadlines are involved. To help with this, we have put together a basic guide outlining the process of ISO 9001 implementation


Beat The Heat: Summer Safety Tips for Workers

Reported by Monica | 22 Nov, 2016

The warmer months are now upon us and with the hot weather comes an increased risk of heat-related illnesses such as heat stress and heat stroke occurring. Did you know! Workers in extremely hot environments can lose up to a litre of fluid every hour Heatstroke is fatal in up to 80% of cases Heat …

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New 2016 SWMS Template Release

Reported by Monica | 17 Nov, 2016

Our comprehensive library of over 350 SWMS is currently being upgraded by our team of writers. This bi-annual review allows us to ensure the SWMS we provide are current, as well as incorporating improvements based on feedback from you, our clients. SWMS reviewed according to our continual improvement processes, will be released for purchase, as …


Make sure your end of year celebrations are safe and enjoyable

Reported by Monica | 15 Nov, 2016

While it’s a great time to celebrate the hard work everyone has put in throughout the year, silly season celebrations with their laid-back atmospheres and presence of alcohol can come with an increased chance of risky and/or inappropriate behaviour.

Safe System of Work VS SWMS: Are they the same?

Reported by Monica | 01 Nov, 2016

Two tools that can assist organisations in creating safe work environments are safe systems of work and safe work method statements. But what are they? Aren’t they the same thing and how do they help me manage safety in the workplace?

Safety Observers Essential to Site Safety

Reported by Monica | 18 Oct, 2016

Spotters are responsible for one of the most important tasks on site, not only are they responsible for ensuring safe machinery movements on site, but also ensuring that plant operators are safe from potential hazards such as overhead power lines.

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SWMS: When are they required?

Reported by Monica | 18 Oct, 2016

Used to identify and determine risks involved with work activities, a SWMS should identify hazards and control measures required to complete the task efficiently and safely.


Forklift Safety: Managing the Risks

Reported by Monica | 13 Oct, 2016

Commonly used in warehouse, industrial, transport and logistic settings, the use of forklifts in workplaces can present serious hazards.