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What Can We Learn From Workplace Accidents?

What Can We Learn From Workplace Accidents?

Over the last couple of months, just in Sydney alone, there have been multiple news stories about workplace accidents. These have been extremely serious, with severe injuries and even deaths. We all like to think it will never happen to us or at our workplace, but...

Contractor Engagement – 3 Tips to Reduce Your Compliance Risk

Contractor Engagement – 3 Tips to Reduce Your Compliance Risk

Whether you’ve been working with contactors for some time, or are in the early phases of considering it, the truth is most organisations will need some additional help with their management. The independent workforce is here to stay; it allows businesses to meet the...

Contractor Prequalification – Dodge the Bad, Hire the Good

Contractor Prequalification – Dodge the Bad, Hire the Good

Engaging contractors to provide services for your business, carries with it a certain level of risk. Not only do you need to have confidence in their ability to complete the task competently, you need to be assured that all their employees are working in a safe and...

Is Your Employee Suffering from ‘Burnout’?

Is Your Employee Suffering from ‘Burnout’?

We’ve all felt stressed and overwhelmed at work. We live in an always-on society, with constant emails, text and push notifications alongside the pressure of meeting deadlines and delivering on expectations forces us to work harder, faster and smarter. It is this...

The Issue Resolution Process – A Vital Part of Contractor Management

The Issue Resolution Process – A Vital Part of Contractor Management

It’s vital to create good relationships with everyone we work with, including employees, colleagues and in the context of this article, contractors. However, as good as those relationships may be, it is still likely that issues will arise. A disagreement can escalate...

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...