Blog – Safety and Compliance Articles

Keep up to date with useful insights into workplace health, safety and contractor management.

6 Essential Steps When Hiring Contractors

In many businesses, hiring contractors is common practice. It could be due to seasonal demand or needing a specialist to come in for a specific piece of work. No matter the reason, your business will often find that it needs to bring in outside help instead of relying only on your existing team. 

The 3 Steps to Work Health & Safety Success

Managers and workers discussing work health & safety in their warehouse. Once upon a time, whenever the topic of work health & safety (H&S) was raised at a business meeting, senior-level executives would first and foremost be concerned about a) cost and b)...

6 Ways Contractors Can Improve Profits

6 Ways Contractors Can Improve Profits

For any business to be successful, it needs to not only survive but thrive. However, challenging economic times brought on by a global pandemic have made that more difficult than ever. This is especially relevant to contractors who need to deal with multiple...

How Modern Slavery Laws Affect Your Business

How Modern Slavery Laws Affect Your Business

Modern slavery, otherwise known as forced labour, is far more common than many people realise. And, if that forced labour happens within your business, or as part of your supply chain, it can have significant ramifications. Modern slavery laws are there to help...

3 Ways You Can Hire for a Safer Workplace

3 Ways You Can Hire for a Safer Workplace

As a business leader, it’s vital that you feel confident in the abilities of your workers. Not only do you need them to be able to do the job competently, you need them to adhere to safety regulations and best practices to ensure WHS compliance at all times. While...

Don’t Stop at Contractor Prequalification

Don’t Stop at Contractor Prequalification

When managing the risk of engaging contractors, prequalification may be one of the first things you think of. The process enables you to ensure that potential contractors have all the necessary experience, qualifications and insurances to perform the work to your...

Contractor Management During a Global Pandemic

Contractor Management During a Global Pandemic

For many of our businesses, contractors are essential to day to day operations, providing specialist skills and enabling us to scale capacity to meet changing demands. What’s more, our requirement for a contingent workforce may well rise in the coming months as we...

Adaptability Will Be Critical for Success in the New Normal

Adaptability Will Be Critical for Success in the New Normal

For many companies, contractors are essential to the smooth operation of the business. They are an integral part of the workforce, providing specialist skills and additional resources that those companies can’t do without. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had...