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
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?
No matter how minor an incident or near miss may seem, reporting near misses can be just as important as reporting major incidents.
In Australia, it is a legislative requirement that a written Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is produced for work which is determined to be High Risk Construction Work under the WHS Regulations. Where any Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) must ensure that SWMS are developed for all high risk construction work prior to …
Every workplace no matter the industry has hazards. Hazards have the potential to cause injury, harm or damage and for this reason being able to identify hazards and control them is crucial to keeping your workforce safe, and property free from damage. T
Everyone agrees that safety in the workplace is important. It helps ensure your own safety and the safety of those around you, allowing us to return home alive to our family and friends at the end of each day. And yet everyday shortcuts in safety are taken to get jobs done faster. Or safety is …
Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) can play an integral part of day-to-day workplace operations, training and risk management. A Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) needs to ensure workers are adequately trained to reduce the likelihood of injuries occurring, a Safe Operating Procedures provides a way to deliver this training.
A safe work method statement (SWMS) is a crucial part of any Workplace Safety Management System.