Compliance

Helping to keep you compliant.

 

Over 100,000 serious claims are made against employers every year*.

While most of these claims are from within the building construction, health care, manufacturing and food service sectors, any business in any industry can be affected by serious workplace injuries.

Besides the obvious financial and productivity stresses these incidents place on a business, the quality of life of the worker can be damaged forever.

While it’s not possible to avoid all workplace injuries, it is possible to minimise the risks. And you are legally required to ensure that, as far as reasonable practicable, you have taken measures to prevent them from happening.

In our experience, this does not mean going overboard with elaborate WHS plans.

It means:
1. Establishing what you must do
2. Implementing it effectively
3. Sticking to it
4. Adding additional measures, if and when required

Too often businesses try to implement too many WHS practices and procedures, and then only follow some of them. And this can get you into a lot of trouble.

We will always recommend doing what you must do (and doing it well), before adding extra measures to your WHS system.

So, what must you do?

With so many regulations and different governing bodies, it can be difficult to know where to start…
• What do you need?
• How do you implement it?
• What are the costs?
• How do you track your success?
• How do you identify failures?

It is our business to support you in answering these questions with confidence.

WHSE Consulting provides a range of practical services, to ensure your business meets its workplace health and safety obligations, and complies with all the relevant regulations.

We do this by providing:

  1. Custom WHSE systems.

This includes the design, implementation and management of traditional paper based systems, or new systems available using cloud technology.

We offer a HSE software package that allows workers constant remote access to safety procedures and records, and gives them the ability to document on the go. It also allows you to quickly and easily track lost time incidents, injury rates, equipment tagging, testing and maintenance, training records, and license expiries.

An effective WHSE system often provides all the records you need to be able to tender for future government work, prove compliance in the event of an incident, and be confident that you have done your best to protect employees.

  1. Work Method Statements.
  2. Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Surveys & Management Plans.
  3. Risk Management Plans.
  4. On-site safety audits and risk assessments.
  5. Evidence based certification for accreditation.
  6. Regular or ad-hoc drug and alcohol testing.

Companies that wish to work on federally funded projects are required to conduct regular Drug and Alcohol testing. You may also perceive the need to test certain individual/s on an ad-hoc basis.

Testing can be a sensitive issue, so it helps to have a third party handle the process for you.

  1. Confined spaces and working at heights surveys.

We can identify any spaces that could present a danger to employees, and create an effective management plan.

  1. Emergency preparedness testing and evaluation.

Without your staff knowing, we can come to your place of work and set up a WHS scenario, which tests how workers would respond, and prepares them if the incident were to actually happen.

 

For any questions, or to book one of our WHSE compliance services, please contact us today.

* Safe Work Australia Statistics 2009-2014