Work Health & Safety Solutions ....

 

To excel in safety we must have not only the documented compliance framework in place, provide appropriate safety training to all our staff and record our safety measurements, but built on this foundation we must also strive to become "safety leaders". This means that we need to understand and consider our behaviour and the behaviour of our staff so that we can truly reach the goals we aim for. We must identify and commit to safe behaviour and leading by example.

Companies that manage WHS well understand that WHS is not just a legal and social responsibility, but an investment that can significantly improve competitiveness, profitability and motivation of employees, put simply, WHS is good for business.

"You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership." Dwight D. Eisenhower

WHS Policy & Procedures

Whether you are a large or small business, we can develop a complete WHS management system to suit your needs. We can develop a system from the ground up, we can integrate your existing tools and methods into a compliant and practical management system, or we can develop specific and individual policy, forms or work procedures where you have an identified gap in your current system.

  • Corporate Policies
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Forms & Checklists
  • Document Control System

National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry

The National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry (the National Code) and the Australian Government Implementation Guidelines for the National Code require that work health and safety is actively managed by all industry participants and is demonstrated through systems that address responsibilities, policies, procedures and performance standards.

  • Safety Management Plans
  • Safety Management Systems

Risk Management

Risk management is a method of determining, reducing or eliminating and preventing accidental loss in a business. In a WHS context it is specifically about minimising risk to all persons in a workplace from occupational injury and disease through a systematic application of policies, practices and procedures to identify, analyse, treat and monitor risk. In addition to being an accepted and effective business practice, WHS legislation is underpinned by the risk management approach, so is an essential requirement for legislative compliance.

  • Hazard Reporting
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Risk Assessments
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Hazardous Substances Risk Assessments

Emergency Planning

Emergency management involves a cyclical process of four steps: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Planning plays a key role in this emergency management cycle and focuses mainly on the steps of preparedness and response. A thorough approach to emergency planning involves the initial definition of the plan objectives, through the stages of consultation and implementation to the ongoing management and review of the plan.

  • Emergency Response Plans

Incident Reporting & Investigation

Businesses have a duty to provide, maintain and promote safe systems of work, however, in the event that a workplace incident does occur then there are legal obligations on reporting the incident to the appropriate WHS authority. Additionally, it is important that all incidents are adequately investigated to identify any failings in business systems, processes and procedures that lead to the incident and to implement corrective actions to ensure that similar incidents do not recur.

  • Incident Reporting Systems
  • Incident Investigations
  • Corrective Action Implementation

Rehabilitation & Return To Work Coordinator

WorkCover Queensland explains "Under workers' compensation legislation, the purpose of rehabilitation is to ensure the worker's earliest possible return-to-work or to maximise the worker's independent functioning. Under legislation, workers and employers must take every reasonable step to participate in rehabilitation and return-to-work programs." For this reason all businesses should have an appropriate injury management program in place to facilitate a quick return to work by injured employees and so assist both individual employees and the business.

  • R&RTWC Locum
  • R&RTWC Policy and Procedures
  • Best Practice Benchmarking

WHS Compliance & Management

A Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS)is a methodology used by a business to manage its work health and safety obligations and provides a pro-active and systematic approach to managing safety. As work health and safety for employees is provided under a legislative regime which includes Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Advisory Standards, it is essential to ensure any WHS management system complies with the relevant legislative requirements, and ideally is also compliant with the relevant Australian Standards. Business should also consider the benfits that may be achieved by exceeding mere compliance and committing to a leadership role in safety by implementing safety improvement initiatives and actively developing a safety culture.

  • WHS Management Systems compliant to AS/NZS 4801
  • WHS Management System Audits
  • Due Diligence Reporting
  • WHS Performance Indicators

Quality & Environmental Management

Management Systems can also be developed to comply with Quality and Environmental Standards, or can be developed as an integrated management system which includes WHS, Quality and Environmental requirements and will satisfy compliance to the Standards listed below.

  • WHS Management Systems compliant to AS/NZS 4801
  • Quality Management Systems compliant to AS/NZS ISO 9001
  • Environmental Management Systems compliant to AS/NZS ISO 14001