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New Competencies for Fire Safety Assessors

In response to tragic building fires such as the Grenfell Tower, regulators across the globe have reconsidered the way in which buildings are regulated to ensure they are safe for occupants.  This has led to a raft of changes in Australia, and some of the most relevant for the Food and Beverage sector include the release of new competencies by…

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Injury Management

Reference Guide Injury management is an integrated, systematic process of returning injured workers to their pre-injury status. It is highly dynamic and interpersonal in nature and requires active collaboration and co-operation between all involved. It needs to focus on people, positive attitudes and supportive workplaces as much as it does on efficient processes. Injury management encompasses activities which directly affect…

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How do you Manage your Event?

It’s that time of year where we all have our Christmas Parties to celebrate a long year. Whether it is your own event or a third party hosted event at your facility/venue, there is a duty to ensure everyone enjoys a successful and safe event, with no incidents which cause injury. It may be appropriate to develop a venue safety…

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Know For Sure, Before You Pour – Chemical Safety

While your business may not require large supplies or varieties of hazardous chemicals to function, all businesses will handle certain types of chemicals, examples include cleaners and sanitisers.  These materials can cause serious injury if workers are exposed to them and not immediately treated. Similarly, some flammable liquids may be stored in your facility for specific uses which can cause…

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CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY – 1 month in

With October now becoming a distant memory, the reformed Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) is now well and truly enforced. Under the reforms, everyone involved in the transport function of a heavy vehicle has a non-transferable positive duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of their transport activities related to the vehicle. This responsibility is otherwise…

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How to Manage a Hardening Insurance Market

Unprecedented decline in insurance premiums is over Until late 2017, insurance market pricing had been in a state of decline for an unprecedented period of years, leading many to speculate that the traditional cycle is over. However, the claims environment changed dramatically in 2017 as natural catastrophes in the second half of the year, including hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, earthquakes…

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Dreamworld Are Mismanaging Their Crisis – But Is Your Business Any Better Prepared For Disaster?

Last month, four lives were cut tragically short in an accident on the Thunder River Rapids ride at the Dreamworld theme park. Since then, serious concerns have been raised about the actions of the board, particularly concerning their handling of the tragedy itself. Regular equipment breakdowns and an inexperienced employee left in charge have led to accusations the company didn’t…

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South Australian Blackouts Put Spotlight on Business Continuity Planning

With many businesses left counting the cost – likely to run into the billions – of the “once in a 50-year” storm, many businesses are now taking a second look at their business continuity planning. Following the blackout, many food and beverage companies were left scrambling, as freezers and chillers lost power and food started spoiling. Others, including many businesses…

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