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When it comes to Workplace Safety, is Common Sense Sensible?

When it comes to Workplace Safety, is Common Sense Sensible?

Recently, I posted an image on LinkedIn that displayed the quote “When it comes to safety, common sense is the friend of compliance” and asked for people’s thoughts. Over the next few hours, I received a tirade of comments that were ‘passionate’ to say the least. Many...

WHS Audits – The Who, What and Why

WHS Audits – The Who, What and Why

Introduction Workplace health and safety (WHS) audits are often dreaded, striking fear into managers and employees alike. But remember, audits aren’t trying to catch us out or expose our failings, they’re purpose is ultimately to help protect our workers. The health...

Hiring Contractors – With Great Rewards Come Great Risk

Hiring Contractors – With Great Rewards Come Great Risk

Hiring contractors has become commonplace for many organisations to fulfil both varying workloads and skill-specific requirements. In Australia, 23% or employers report engaging contract workers, of which 44% of cases are used in short-term, specialised projects. Now...

Honestly, is Your WHS Policy as Good as it Could be?

Honestly, is Your WHS Policy as Good as it Could be?

Policies are essential in the workplace as they clarify the standards expected of workers and help employers manage staff more effectively. As such, WHS policies are very important for most organisations, as they help define what is acceptable from a health and safety...

Contractor Safety: Who is Responsible? You? Them?

Contractor Safety: Who is Responsible? You? Them?

It is common place for many organisations engage contractors to help perform essential business activities and skill-specific tasks. In fact, with around 986,000 people working as independent contractors in Australia, most business will involve a contractor at some...

As Leaders, How do We Drive Workplace Safety?

As Leaders, How do We Drive Workplace Safety?

John C. Maxwell said, "a good leader is one who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit." When it comes to safety, our role as leaders is an incredibly important one. We are looked upon as an example, depended...

Contractor Selection – What you Need to Know

Contractor Selection – What you Need to Know

Selecting the right contractors is one of the most complicated aspects of contractor management. It explains why many large organisations devote entire departments to it. While it’s not necessarily difficult to find someone who wants to be awarded the work, you do...