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Workplace Health and Safety

Organisations, workers, contractors and the self-employed each have responsibilities for ensuring their own health and safety, as well as others in the work including anyone who may be on the premises, or affected by work activities.  The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 outlines duties to provide a healthy and safe working environment. Failure to comply can result in fines for individuals and organisations and common law action.

The Act relies on the principle of doing everything that is reasonably practicable to ensure health and safety. This means that risk management is at the core of compliance to these requirements. Implementing strategies to manage key compliance areas aims to reduce the risk of non-compliance.

DWS supports your organisation to define and implement effective risk strategies in key compliance areas by:

  • Auditing current compliance levels;
  • Reviewing or creating documentation and systems;
  • Training management and staff; and / or
  • Providing advice and support for issues as they arise.

We can provide support in a variety of risk areas such as:

  • Consultation, Communication and Co-operation
  • Worker Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Incident Management
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work
  • Environmental Management
  • Emergency Management including fire and explosion, medical and other emergencies
  • Facilities Management
  • Workplace Security, Occupational Violence, Armed Robbery and Hold-Up
  • Hazardous Chemicals Management
  • Asbestos Management
  • Workplace Harassment, Bullying, Victimisation and Discrimination
  • Plant, Equipment, Noise and Electrical Safety
  • Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
  • Stress and Fatigue
  • HIV and Other Blood-borne Pathogens
  • Functions and events
  • Child safety
  • Office Safety and ergonomic assessments

 

LATEST NEWS

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October is National Safe Work Month so it’s a perfect time to review your policies and procedures to ensure that you as an employer and your employees commit to building a safe and healthy workplace.

From 1 July, Queensland has toughened the status of its codes of practice, meaning that business is now required to comply with the codes applicable to them or to an equivalent or higher standard.

Are you confident that your RSA incidents are being reported correctly? In accordance with the Liquor Act 1992, licensed premises must have a Risk Assessed Management Plan (RAMP) to outline how the premises manage and minimise harm.

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