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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...

      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....

      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...

      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. ...

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      Controlling Workplace Noise 

      6 min read

      Managing workplace noise

      6 min read

      Learn how to manage noise in the workplace

      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?

      2 min read

      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?...