Work Health and Safety

Certificate IV in Security Management

Compliance in Australian Business: Understanding Compliance in Organisations Actions vs. State of Being

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Introduction Compliance in Australian Business landscape is a paramount concern for organizations across diverse industries. However, distinguishing between ‘doing compliance’ and ‘being a compliant organization’ is often confusing. While these concepts may appear similar, they are fundamentally distinct and hold significant…
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Certificate IV in Security Management

Ladder Safety – The 5ive Essentials

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Introduction Managing the risk of falls is critical, especially regarding ladder use. This article aims to provide an insightful overview of the requirements in Section 9 of the Risk of Falls Model Code of Practice (COP), focusing on ladders. The…
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Preventing Falls

Preventing Falls in the Workplace – 4 Essential Strategies

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Introduction Workplace safety is a critical concern in Australia, and preventing falls is a key component of maintaining a safe work environment. Falls in the workplace can result in serious injuries, long-term disabilities, and even fatalities. In this blog, we…
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Principal Contractor

Principal Contractor 4 Key Duties and Responsiblities – You can’t Hide

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Introduction   A principal contractor is an individual or entity responsible for coordinating and managing health and safety during the construction phase of a project. In Australia, the duties and responsibilities of a principal contractor are outlined in the Work…
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Managing Falls in the workplace

Managing Falls in the Workplace -6 Steps to Protect Workers

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Introduction  Managing Falls in Workplace safety is a top priority for any responsible employer. One of the most common and potentially dangerous hazards in many workplaces is the risk of falls. Falls can result in serious injuries or even fatalities,…
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Understanding the Safe Work Australia’s Code of Practice for Managing the Work Environment and Facilities

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Introduction  The health and safety of employees is paramount in any workplace. Recognising the need for a comprehensive guideline, Safe Work Australia developed the “Managing the Work Environment and Facilities Code of Practice.” This code aims to provide practical advice…
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The Importance of Leadership Qualities in Small Business Owners: The Strength to Do What is Right

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I have had several discussions with Chief Executive Officers and Owners of Businesses over the last few weeks, challenged with various compliance requirements for their business or the organisation they run. I have reminded a few, particularly those with boards…
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Understanding Electrical Risks in the Workplace: Overview of Safe Work Australia’s Code of Practice

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Introduction  Electrical safety is of paramount importance in any workplace, as it affects the well-being of employees and visitors alike. In Australia, Safe Work Australia has established a comprehensive Code of Practice to ensure that workplaces maintain the highest standards…
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Why Australian Small Business Owners Overlook Work Health and Safety Management Systems

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Introduction: Work health and safety (WHS) management systems play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of employees in any organisation. While larger companies tend to prioritise these systems, Australian small business owners often overlook their significance. This…
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Objections of Work Health and Safety for Small Business

Objections of Work Health and Safety for Small Business

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Introduction Developing a work health and safety (WHS) system is crucial to running a successful business, particularly for small business owners.  Objections of work health and safety for small businesses are not uncommon.  However, some small business owners may object…
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