THIS ONE SIMPLE ACTION WILL IMPROVE YOUR WORKPLACE SAFETY OUT-OF-SIGHT

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Despite the complexity of the Work Health & Safety Act, the basic principle of Workplace Safety is fairly simple.

Here we would like to share with you the one single, most effective action that you and your managers can take to improve health and safety.  If you do this, you and your organisation will take a massive leap towards compliance and protection from fines and prosecution.

Get this one, single step right first

The single most effective action that you and your managers can take to improve health and safety in your workplace is to lead by example.

Yes, that’s right, if senior management can demonstrate commitment and genuinely promote that health and safety is critical to the daily operation of the business, your workers will too. There are countless examples of how this one, single factor can largely affect the success OR failure of keeping a workplace safe and legally compliant. Senior personnel must be involved and lead by example or failure is almost guaranteed.

 

Where to Start

As a starting point, you and your managers need to acquire a sound understanding of health and safety issues and the impact it has on your operation and the people involved.

Generally, this means:

  • Seek to understand your legal responsibilities and how this effect your operation.
  • Make your managers and supervisors accountable for the organisation’s WHS performance
  • Involve Health and Safety in all operational decisions and relevant meetings

Of course, you need to back your basic knowledge and commitment up with a systematic approach, which is referred to as a ‘Work, Health & Safety System’.

We would like to share our expertise with you!  To find out more, contact us here or call us on 07 4050 3888.

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