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Meeting your COVID-19 Officer Obligations

The health and safety of employees Officers have an obligation to ensure the safety, health and welfare of their workers and others for the business undertaking they are responsible for. This obligation hasn’t been relaxed by the current government changes and clearly COVID-19 is a hazard to workers. This means it is imperative that as an employer, you have a COVID-19 plan in place to ensure you reasonably…

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Coronavirus – Working From Home

Coronavirus – Changing the face of Australian Workplaces In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Employers are becoming increasingly concerned about the risks to their workers and customers as a consequence. Regulatory Authorities including the government and state health departments should be the primary source regarding the advice for this virus. As the outbreak continues more and more employers in…

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A COVID-19 Risk Framework

The impacts of the coronavirus are only starting to be fully appreciated.  As we activate crisis plans those who haven’t prepared will be scrambling to determine where to start? This simple risk framework is intended to get you started… COVID-19 has been an outbreak felt globally, whether it be directly through illness or the restrictions placed on our everyday lives…

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Safety messages from Brewcon

National Program Making A Difference Victual recently presented at Brewcon, that national conference for independent brewers hosted by the Independent Brewers Association, this year held in Melbourne. The presentation highlighted that IBASafe is very much a national program, with a wide spread of breweries involved in the program from around the country. Some high-level numbers about the IBASafe program were…

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Modern Slavery legislation: Competition instead of the Big Stick

Modern Slavery legislation came into force on 1st January 2019 requiring organisations with turnovers greater than $100M to report on their efforts to eliminate modern slavery from the supply chain. What is particularly interesting about this legislation is that there are no penalties. Instead regulators have introduced legislation that will encourage market forces to achieve the desired outcome. What is…

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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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Contractor Safety – One Team, One Dream!

Contractor management can be a very difficult area of your business to manage. Your WHS obligations aren’t absolved because you engaged the services of a contractor, as legally contractors are regarded as workers. Recent cases such as Refrigerator Contractor falls to death show how easily it can go wrong and the importance of effective controls being in place. A four-step…

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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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