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How to meet Safety Consultation obligations in Construction

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jun 4, 2018 2:49:59 PM

489364717-280x240The harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation imposes several obligations among construction duty holders to consult, under reasonably practicable circumstances, with their workers and other construction duty holders regarding the management and identification of risks when it comes to safety and health in the construction industry.

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Topics: Communication, Consultation and Involvement, Blog

National Safety Conference 'SafetyScape' - Focused on Practice

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Feb 15, 2018 9:06:07 AM

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Topics: Blog

How to Write a Safety Management System for Your Business not the Regulator

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Apr 19, 2016 3:40:31 PM


It has always been a standard among health and safety management systems to incorporate information on personal protective equipment (PPE), emergency evacuation, and incident reporting.

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Topics: Blog, Safety Management Systems

Valuable WHS Lessons To Learn From McKie v Al-Hasani and Kenoss Contractors

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Oct 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM
Valuable_WHS_Lessons_To_Learn_From_McKie_v_Al-Hasani_and_Kenoss_ContractorsThe recent decision of the ACT Industrial Court in the case of McKie v Al-Hasani and Kenoss Contractors Pty Ltd has valuable lessons for everyone in the WHS industry.

The ruling particularly relates to the distinction between ‘Project Managers’ and ‘Officers’ and the responsibilities and legal obligations that come with each role.




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Topics: Prosecutions, Blog

4 WHS Lessons You Can Learn From SAs Paramedic Safety Campaign

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Sep 24, 2015 12:22:00 PM

A new campaign addressing the workplace safety of paramedics in South Australia has wider implications for the safety industry.

Ambulance Employees Association spokesman Phil Palmer says that ‘ambos’ are increasingly being exposed to intoxicated, anxious, and deliberately confrontational members of the public, who are exhibiting unacceptable and violent behaviour. This often includes verbal abuse, spitting, threats, and more commonly, physical assault.

An edgy TV commercial has been developed to raise public awareness of the issue, meanwhile safety toolkits and training will be developed for staff, helping them manage and respond to challenging and violent behaviour.

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Topics: Blog