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 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.
Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), they are often a necessary tender requirement and where works defined as ‘high-risk construction work’ are involved, SWMS are mandatory.
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)?
Is it okay to use generic SWMS? We answer some of your frequently asked questions about generic SWMS.
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Asbestos Awareness Month, provides us all with the opportunity to ‘Get to kNOw Asbestos this November.
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?
Western Australian sheep producer Will Browne had been working alone at his Warradarge Hill farm until recently when he increased the farm size to 10,000 hectares and his Merino flock to 10,000 ewes.
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.
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.
Commonly used in warehouse, industrial, transport and logistic settings, the use of forklifts in workplaces can present serious hazards.
No matter how minor an incident or near miss may seem, reporting near misses can be just as important as reporting major incidents.
Adjusting to life after workplace injury – Man who lost fingers in horror workplace incident speaks out
An Queensland man who lost both ring fingers and his right thumb after his hands were crushed in an industrial incident in May last year, is speaking out about workplace safety ahead of National Safe Work Month.
The presence of powered mobile plant in workplaces presents a range of hazards that have the potential to cause harm to people or damage property.
Falls from height are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths in the construction industry.
People who work near or with vehicles and mobile plant are at risk with incidents involving moving plant frequently linked to injuries and deaths.
Risk assessment is one of the most important aspects of good health and safety practice. An effective risk management allows a business to identify areas where workers face risks and put in place measures to control these risks.