OHS Key Points of Interest

OHS Key Points of Interest

November 16, 2015

Recently there have been a few different cases around OHS issues we thought it was worth summarising some of the key learnings. OHS Key Points of Interest Safe operating procedures for your business are essential. Stay focused on your hazard identification and risk assessment process. Your employees must be inducted and trained in your safe […]

OHS Slips & Trips

April 17, 2015

OH&S claims can come about when you least expect it. To ensure that your workplace is in order you need to be aware of everything that could have the potential in finding your business in trouble. It is always important to be aware of common causes of slips and trips and these include: objects lying on the […]

OHS – Working from home

April 1, 2015

Working from home is a common practice, so it is important that employers understand that occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers compensation obligations that apply in the workplace also apply. Creating and maintaining a safe and productive work environment is important wherever work is done and the employer’s responsibilities do not change when employees […]

OHS – What to look for in an inspection March 2015

March 26, 2015

Outlined below are just some of the key areas you or your supervisors should be reviewing and taking note of when you conduct an OHS inspections. You should have your own checklist so this is a good set of areas to overlay and compare to what you are using currently and make any adjustment you […]

OHS – Emergency Procedures

December 5, 2014

It does not matter where I go, HR & OHS are always on my mind. Last night I was swimming at my local pool when suddenly from the changes room a patron ran out saying emergency. Naturally, the lifeguards ran to the change rooms to determine what had happened. As it turned out , a […]

OHS – Compliance

October 21, 2014

  Participating in Safety Week seminars always provides a stark reminder of the need to maintain proper compliance with the OHS Act, OHS regulations & the relevant Code of Practice. This was especially highlighted during the presentation on manual handling and controlling manual handling risks. The key statistics for every Employer to be aware of […]

OHS – Health and Safety Week

October 16, 2014

With Health and Safety week starting in Victoria on Monday 20 October 2014, it is probably a timely reminder to ask ourselves the following: Have I done everything that is reasonable & practicable to maintain a healthy and safe work environment? Have I completed the OHS checklist? Have I made sure all first aid kits are […]

OHS – Identifying Hazards

September 24, 2014

In many discussions around Occupational Health & Safety I hear employees and managers saying “it doesn’t really apply to us, it’s more about building sites isn’t it?” The reality is, any workplace had the potential to have an incident which could to lead to a serious injury or even a fatality, so we all must ensure […]

OHS – The Importance of Induction

March 19, 2014

The criticality of properly inducting employees in all facets of your business has been reinforced in a recent Court case. In the case, the Court ruled that an Employer was not liable for a workplace injury of an employee due to the employee’s failure to comply with the manual handling training they had been provided […]

OHS – Safe Work Place

March 13, 2014

A recent OHS decision has reinforced the need to act as soon as you become aware of any concerns over safety. This is to prevent any incident or accident occurring by doing whatever is reasonably practicable. In this instance, the company received a number of reports concerning grates becoming dislodged, stating that they were likely to cause an individual to […]