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What is the Real Difference Between an Accident and an Incident?

What is the Real Difference Between an Accident and an Incident?

The world of workplace health and safety is filled with terminology, acronyms and definitions. Amongst the terms that are used within the workplace to describe health and safety, incidents and accidents are extremely common and often interchanged. In most cases they...

How to Carry Out a WHS Risk Assessment

How to Carry Out a WHS Risk Assessment

As a business leader, you have an obligation to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. While that looks different for every organisation, what it will no doubt include is carrying out workplace health and safety (WHS) risk assessments. Creating a workplace that...

How to Write an Effective Incident Report

How to Write an Effective Incident Report

How to Write an Effective Incident Report While we all like to think that they’ll never happen to us, incidents are a certainty. What makes a difference, however, is how your business deals with them. By taking all incidents seriously and documenting them, you are...

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...

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