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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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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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Working Safely whilst at Heights

Between 2012 and 2015 more than 17,500 workers were injured after falling from a height in NSW workplaces. Twenty-five died and more than 200 were permanently disabled. Understanding the risks associated with the work to be conducted is important in knowing if a safer alternative is available and what is reasonably practicable? A fall hazard exists where there is potential to be…

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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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How to prevent manual handling injuries impacting your business

Statistics published by Safe Work Australia for 2015-16 report the average time off work for a Musculoskeletal Disorder is between 5-6 weeks. The average Workers Compensation claim cost for this type of injury in 2015-16 was $50,000. So the impact on your worker’s compensation premium could be significant, never mind the additional burden of being a person down in your…

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