Redefining Safety – What is wrong with focusing on Zero Harm?

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There is no doubt safety is in a crisis right now. Over the years overall safety has improved but nobody is able to say if the absence of a high injury quotes is proof of the presence of safety and the recent fatalities are evidence that safety isn’t always present. That brings us to the […]

Fly in Fly out (FIFO) workers and their fight with mental illness

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“In the old days, coal miners took a caged canary with them underground. If the canary dropped dead the workers knew that the mine is filling up with gas and they need to get out of there.” The technology has changed but the concept is still important because of the canary acts as a warning […]

The Importance of Regular Safety Inspections for Employee Safety

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In any workplace where potentially hazardous equipment is in use, or where there are activities taking place that could pose a risk to workers, regular safety inspections are essential for the creation and maintenance of a high-performance safety culture. Safety inspections enable risks to be identified and quantified and are the first step towards designing […]

The SmartCard System: What It Is and Why You Need It

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One of the biggest challenges that all types of organisations face when trying to establish and maintain a high-performance safety culture is finding ways in which to promote and encourage workplace safety behaviours. The SmartCard system is a highly effective way of achieving this. The SmartCard system is designed to actively sustain your behavioural-based safety […]

Why Business Leaders Need to Remain Educated in Health and Safety Matters

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The role and importance of leaders when it comes to safety culture and performance cannot be overstated, it is crucial that business leaders stay informed and up to date when it comes to health and safety matters.  Safety leadership is one of the key determining factors as to the levels of safety behaviour displayed in […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Conduct Regular Safety Audits

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A safety audit is a crucial process in understanding the overall effectiveness of your safety management system (SMS), but it should entail more than just the identification of workplace hazards and risks. Rather, safety audits should evaluate the overall design of your SMS and how it is being implemented across all areas of your operations. […]

Hiring a Safety Consultant: 5 Things to Consider

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The aim of any business or organisation should be to create a high performance safety culture in which there is workforce engagement, and where safety behaviours are always on display. Such a culture requires strong safety leadership and a workforce who is motivated not only to follow safety procedures, but also feel confident in raising […]

Why Safety Leadership Matters

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All companies want to provide safe working environments and create strong safety cultures. But if so, why are some considerably more effective in this sphere than others? Why are some organisations able to create high performance safety cultures, while others struggle in this space? It often comes down to the quality of safety leadership. What […]

6 Common Causes of Incidents in the Workplace

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As any experienced safety consultant will be able to tell you, there are some common underlying causes when it comes to workplace safety incidents in Australia. Although there will naturally be some regional variations, and differences between industries, generally speaking it has been found that these are six of the most common causes of incidents […]

The Importance of Emergency Response Training in the Workplace

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Any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) in Western Australia is obliged under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 to have a workplace safety plan that details the actions that should be undertaken in an emergency. The legislation requires that all workplaces develop and implement […]