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The Most Common Problem Faced by WHS Officers

The Most Common Problem Faced by WHS Officers

Workplace health and safety (WHS) officers have a strict and uncompromising responsibility to both workers and the workplaces they are employed in. Their main focus is the prevention of accidents, injuries and work-related illnesses in the workplace. That means...

Aged Care Homes – How to Keep Workers Safe

Aged Care Homes – How to Keep Workers Safe

Across the globe, aged care homes have been at the centre of the coronavirus pandemic, and Australia is no exception. As of the 8th June 2020, there were 99 cases of COVID-19 among people receiving Australian Government-subsidised aged care, and in recent weeks...

The 5 Biggest Challenges of Contractor Prequalification

The 5 Biggest Challenges of Contractor Prequalification

For any business, it’s highly useful to have a pool of reliable, pre-approved contractors at your fingertips. It means that you can quickly find the right company for the task, when the need arises and keep your operations and projects running smoothly. That is what...

Why Safety Management is Vital to Your Organisation

Why Safety Management is Vital to Your Organisation

If you care about your business and the people that work within it, you need to have measures in place to protect their safety, your liability and your reputation. Unfortunately, accidents can happen. They are a business risk we need to accept and try to mitigate at...

Do You Choose Your Contractors Based on Price or Capability?

Do You Choose Your Contractors Based on Price or Capability?

When you think about engaging contractors on a project, you no doubt hope you’ll find the perfect blend of quality and price. And, the result will be that you can meet your deadlines and deliver on the overall project objectives. Unfortunately, that often isn’t the...

Resuming Operations During COVID-19 – What’s your plan?

Resuming Operations During COVID-19 – What’s your plan?

As COVID-19 begins to retreat (and I say that cautiously), organisations across the world are looking at how to resume operations fast and efficiently. However, while the risk is now lower than it was before, the experts seem to think that COVID-19 is something we are...

When is it Time to Fire a Contractor?

When is it Time to Fire a Contractor?

While contractors can at times seem indispensable in achieving our objectives, just like any of us, they are not irreplaceable. In fact, keeping on a contractor who isn’t performing as well as we would like will negatively impact the business in the long run. While we...

How Social Distancing Should Work at Your Site

How Social Distancing Should Work at Your Site

As COVID-19-related restrictions are eased across the country, we are facing the challenge of returning to work while retaining social distancing measures. As business leaders, this is our opportunity to get back on track, resuming key projects that have been on hold....

Why Managing Contractors In-house is a Bad Idea

Why Managing Contractors In-house is a Bad Idea

Contractors are a huge asset to an organisation. They enable us to meet the demands of varying workloads and recruit specialist skill sets to fulfil our projects. But, while they solve many problems, they can also create new ones. We have a responsibility to keep our...

Site Inductions – Why They Are Vital for Contractors

Site Inductions – Why They Are Vital for Contractors

Hopefully, you are aware of your responsibility for the health and safety of your workers. It is important to note that the same responsibility extends to your contractors. Before they turn up on-site, you have a legal obligation to ensure that they have completed the...

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