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Workplace Safety Before Profit – Simple, Right?

Workplace Safety Before Profit – Simple, Right?

Workplace safety is an integral responsibility of any organisation. If we allow standards to slip, it firstly puts our workers in serious danger, and often the business at risk of significant financial and reputational damage. With all that at stake, there’s no way...

Can Australia’s Most Dangerous Industries be Made Safer?

Can Australia’s Most Dangerous Industries be Made Safer?

No one goes to work in the morning thinking that it might be for the last time. While some industries are naturally more hazardous than others, we all still assume we’ll be heading home at the end of the working day. At least that’s what we might think. Unfortunately,...

Your Ultimate Guide to Compliance in the Workplace

Your Ultimate Guide to Compliance in the Workplace

Contractor Compliance in the Workplace All workplaces must fulfil a number of criteria under the law in order to keep their employees, contractors, visitors, or anybody else who may be on the premises safe. Breaking compliance can not only endanger lives but can also...

Strategies for Managing Stress in the Workplace

Strategies for Managing Stress in the Workplace

When analysing and considering the risks to workplace health and safety, it can be easy to focus on the obvious factors; the physical risks and dangers associated directly with the job. Physical risks aren’t the only risks to employee health and safety, though. In the...

Types of Workplace Emergencies and How to Handle Them

Types of Workplace Emergencies and How to Handle Them

When an emergency occurs in the workplace, seconds can often be the difference between some extra paperwork and risk to life and limb. The very nature of emergencies means you never know when you may be required to act, so understanding the types of emergencies that...

The Importance of Risk Control Measures in the Workplace

The Importance of Risk Control Measures in the Workplace

Keeping the workplace safe and free from serious accident and injury for all employees begins with identifying and assessing the risks. Before you can begin to control the risks, you have to know what they are and how they interact with day-to-day operations. It is...

What is the Chain of Responsibility and how does it affect you?

What is the Chain of Responsibility and how does it affect you?

Chain of Responsibility is a term for a concept contained within the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). In essence, the concept outlines who is responsible for the various decisions and factors in the operation and running of commercial transport vehicles. In October...

Identifying Hazards in the workplace and why it’s important

Identifying Hazards in the workplace and why it’s important

Accidents and incidents in the workplace account for more than 500,000 injuries every year in Australia according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, with around 190 ending in a fatality (Safe for Work Australia, 2017 statistics). The statistics also show,...

ISO 45001 — What is it and Why you should care

ISO 45001 — What is it and Why you should care

Protecting workers from injury and minimising incidents in the workplace should be a priority of any organisation. Ensuring a safe workforce results in greater productivity, lower long-term costs builds better staff relationships and promotes employee loyalty. Most...