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Planning for an Outbreak – What You Can Learn From Ruby Princess

In recent weeks we have been contacted by a range of clients requesting support to document pandemic scenario continuity plans. Customers are looking for certainty in their supply chains that food and beverage manufacturers are prepared to handle a likely second wave  COVID-19 outbreak. A crisis plan to handle an outbreak looks very different from a typical Business Continuity Plan…

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About Risk Assessing COVID-19

The response needs to be swift in implementing controls to manage this new workplace risk. Failing to do so could expose you to a range of consequences, to mandated shutdowns, loss of trust from key stakeholders such as staff and customers, and loss of customer contracts. Traditional Approach Out – Here’s What to Do. A more traditional approach to a…

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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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