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POPULAR GUIDES

Tips, advice and Safety Management Systems essentials for business success

Work Safety Guides

Managing WHS for contractors and consultants

2 min read

Managing WHS for contractors and consultants

2 min read

Keep contractors and consultants safe on your work site....

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Ergonomic related injuries & your workplace

3 min read

Ergonomic related injuries & your workplace

3 min read

Discover the ergonomic risks faced in the workplace, how to identify them, and how to correct them....

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The most effective ways to manage risk

5 min read

The most effective ways to manage risk

5 min read

Discover the most effective and critical steps in protecting your workplace from hazardous risks....

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Workplace safety and the planning process

2 min read

Workplace safety and the planning process

2 min read

Integrate workplace safety into your business functions and cut costs....

REVIEWS, AUDITS AND INSPECTIONS

The audit process and how it provides corporate governance, verification and peace of mind

Work Safety Audit Process

Effective WHS audit processes

2 min read

Effective WHS audit processes

2 min read

Conduct your next audit with minimum of fuss and maximum efficiency with our useful tips....

CONTRACTORS, VISITORS, SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS

Reduce contractor injuries, downtime, and capital losses with real world safety management programs

Work Safety Contractors, Suppliers and Client

Keep your visitors safe

1 min read

Keep your visitors safe

1 min read

As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure everyone onsite – including visitors – is kept safe....

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Managing labour hire WHS issues

3 min read

Managing labour hire WHS issues

3 min read

Labour hire provides a flexible solution to your staffing needs; keep them safe with these guidelines....

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Managing WHS for contractors and consultants

2 min read

Managing WHS for contractors and consultants

2 min read

Keep contractors and consultants safe on your work site....

CAPITAL PROJECTS

Set up your project for success & instil a culture of safety from the outset

Work Safety Capital Projects

Building works and the safety of contractors

2 min read

Building works and the safety of contractors

2 min read

Contractors and their skills are a valuable addition to the worksite, but they can pose risks to safety. ...

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Risk management of demolition & decommissioning

1 min read

Risk management of demolition & decommissioning

1 min read

Through detailed and thorough planning, the hazards of demolition and decommissioning can be greatly reduced. ...

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The client role in construction safety management

3 min read

The client role in construction safety management

3 min read

Construction sites present many hazards. Clients can influence safety outcomes with a thorough safety plan. ...

HAZARD AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Identify hazards, assess risks, and develop cost effective controls

Hazard and Risk Management

The seven pillars of workplace safety

2 min read

The seven pillars of workplace safety

2 min read

A simplified system to help medium-sized business understand their safety responsibility....

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Be proactive about OHS

2 min read

Be proactive about OHS

2 min read

Avoid problems in your work place – be proactive, not reactive, about WH&S...

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Critical steps of incident investigation

10 min read

Critical steps of incident investigation

10 min read

It’s crucial that you know how to handle incidents and prevent them from reoccurring....

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The most effective ways to manage risk

5 min read

The most effective ways to manage risk

5 min read

Discover the most effective and critical steps in protecting your workplace from hazardous risks....

FACILITIES AND THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Help your organisation create a safe working environment

Work Safety Facilities and Working Environment

Are your workplace amenities compliant?

2 min read

Are your workplace amenities compliant?

2 min read

4 must-do steps to ensure you comply with legislation and your staff have a safe working environment....

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Air quality is critical to performance

2 min read

Air quality is critical to performance

2 min read

Air quality is critical to human performance. Breathe easy with these measures....

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Say goodbye to workplace risks with improved housekeeping

1 min read

Say goodbye to workplace risks with improved housekeeping

1 min read

Effective housekeeping can reduce and remove many commonplace risks to your employees and business....

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Improve productivity with Solutions for cold working conditions

2 min read

Improve productivity with Solutions for cold working conditions

2 min read

Don’t leave your employees out in the cold – manage their working conditions properly...

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Slips, trips and falls. High Frequency and High Consequence.

4 min read

Slips, trips and falls. High Frequency and High Consequence.

4 min read

Small accidents can have a big impact; reduce their occurrence in the workplace....

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Preventing the spread of Legionnaires’ Disease 

3 min read

Preventing the spread of Legionnaires’ Disease

3 min read

For the safety of the public and your employees, steps must be taken to limit the deadly Legionnaires’ disease...

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Essential safety measures for working outdoors

3 min read

Essential safety measures for working outdoors

3 min read

Australia's great outdoors presents many environmental challenges. ...

SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK

Integrate simple and appropriate procedures to develop an injury free workplace

Safe System of Work

Critical areas of confined space safety

2 min read

Critical areas of confined space safety

2 min read

Keep staff required to work in confined spaces safe with expert advice....

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Five neglected items in WHS management systems

2 min read

Five neglected items in WHS management systems

2 min read

Many WH&S manuals are missing five important items from their text....

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Reduce the Risks of Abrasive Blasting

4 min read

Reduce the Risks of Abrasive Blasting

4 min read

Abrasive Blasting is an effective process for keeping your worksite clean. Follow these precautionary steps to ensure worker safety. ...

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Stop workplace traffic accidents with these critical steps

3 min read

Stop workplace traffic accidents with these critical steps

3 min read

Traffic accidents in the workplace are serious business and require comprehensive investigations....

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Implement an effective Permit to Work System

4 min read

Implement an effective Permit to Work System

4 min read

Protect your staff with a rigorous and systematic Permit to Work system....

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Ergonomic related injuries & your workplace

3 min read

Ergonomic related injuries & your workplace

3 min read

Discover the ergonomic risks faced in the workplace, how to identify them, and how to correct them....

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Slips, trips and falls. High Frequency and High Consequence.

4 min read

Slips, trips and falls. High Frequency and High Consequence.

4 min read

Small accidents can have a big impact; reduce their occurrence in the workplace....

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Managing fatigue in the workplace

3.5 min read

Managing fatigue in the workplace

3.5 min read

Learn how to effectively manage the fatigue of your workers with this useful guide....

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Managing risks associated with working young people

2 min read

Managing risks associated with working young people

2 min read

When employing somebody under the age of 15, these steps are essential for a safe working environment....

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Workers with disabilities: 5 must-knows for your workplace

3 min read

Workers with disabilities: 5 must-knows for your workplace

3 min read

Hiring a worker with disabilities requires a little extra consideration and planning to ensure the workplace is safe....

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Safe spray painting for workers

1 min read

Safe spray painting for workers

1 min read

Are your workers carrying out spray painting tasks in the safest way possible?...

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Systematically manage working at heights

3 min read

Systematically manage working at heights

3 min read

Falls from heights account for many injuries and fatalities in Australia - nearly all of these are preventable. ...

LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

‘Duty of Care’ definitions and how your business can demonstrate it

Work Safety Legal Obligations

Determining the seriousness of OHS WHS offences

3 min read

Determining the seriousness of OHS WHS offences

3 min read

How the Australian Standards are used in court proceedings and prosecutions...

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Recording and reporting are vital in workplace safety

2 min read

Recording and reporting are vital in workplace safety

2 min read

Are you recording the right workplace safety data to reduce your premium?...

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Workplace safety and the planning process

2 min read

Workplace safety and the planning process

2 min read

Integrate workplace safety into your business functions and cut costs....

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Five proven ways to manage your safety documents

3 min read

Five proven ways to manage your safety documents

3 min read

Stay on top of your workplace safety documents and centralise them into one convenient location....

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Demonstrate your WHS Leadership and commitment

3 min read

Demonstrate your WHS Leadership and commitment

3 min read

Lead by example and create a Positive Safety Culture....

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Overwhelmed by the plethora Acts, Regulations, and Codes?

4 min read

Overwhelmed by the plethora Acts, Regulations, and Codes?

4 min read

Protect yourself and your business – maintain a thorough understanding of your legal obligations....

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Demystifying occupational health obligations for an enabled workforce

Occupational Health

The dangers of smoking, drugs & alcohol in the workplace

2 min read

The dangers of smoking, drugs & alcohol in the workplace

2 min read

Manage the risks presented by smoking, drugs, and alcohol to create a safe working environment....

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Infectious & communicable diseases in the workplace

3 min read

Infectious & communicable diseases in the workplace

3 min read

Limiting the spread of infectious, communicable diseases requires foresight and sensitivity....

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Reducing the cost workplace stress

2 min read

Reducing the cost workplace stress

2 min read

Meet your obligations for monitoring and reducing workplace stress. ...

COMMUNICATION, CONSULTATION AND INVOLVEMENT

Adopt effective mechanisms for consultation and watch your employees thrive

Work Safety Communication and Consultation

Tips for managing your neighbours

1 min read

Tips for managing your neighbours

1 min read

Want to maintain positive relations with the community? Try these four top tips....

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How to establish an effective workplace safety committee

1.5 min read

How to establish an effective workplace safety committee

1.5 min read

Critical steps to establishing a WHS committee to protect your workforce....

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Productively resolve health and safety issues

2 min read

Productively resolve health and safety issues

2 min read

Keep your workplace safe and productive by identifying and resolving issues through defined systematic processes....

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Effective communication of WHS responsibilities

3 min read

Effective communication of WHS responsibilities

3 min read

Streamline your WHS processes with a strategic communication process...

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How to capture business benefits from a culture of consultation

1 min read

How to capture business benefits from a culture of consultation

1 min read

Want to capture tangible business benefits from the culture of consultation you’ve created? Find out how!...

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

Prepare effectively to predict risks, save lives, improve your efficiency and productivity, and instil a safety culture

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Guidelines for emergency equipment management

2 min read

Guidelines for emergency equipment management

2 min read

Ensure your staff are ready in the case of an emergency. ...

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Be prepared for emergency situations

3 min read

Be prepared for emergency situations

3 min read

Guidelines to ensure your staff are ready in an emergency situation....

TRAINING AND COMPETENCE

Meet your legal obligations, foster trust and embed a safety culture

Work Safety Training and Competence

Does your WHS induction process cover these 6 critical areas?

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Does your WHS induction process cover these 6 critical areas?

2 min read

Take active steps to promote WHS in your workplace and provide proper induction for all new employees....

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

Practical management processes to control plant and equipment risks

Work Safety Control Plant and Equipments

Simple guidelines for elevated work platforms

2 min read

Simple guidelines for elevated work platforms

2 min read

Ensure optimum safety for workers working on elevated platforms with our handy guide....

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Ensure electrical safety in the workplace

3 min read

Ensure electrical safety in the workplace

3 min read

The safety of your workers is paramount. Make sure that your workers are protected from electrical hazards. ...

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Electrical equipment testing and tagging

3 min read

Electrical equipment testing and tagging

3 min read

Electrical devices should be tagged and tested frequently to ensure safety....

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Excavation and earthwork compliance

2 min read

Excavation and earthwork compliance

2 min read

What are your obligations in regards to safety when it comes to excavation and earthwork?...