Ensure safe procedures & WHS compliance with Work Health & Safety advice

One of the most important elements of a business comes from efficient and proactive WHS practices to mitigate health and safety risks. Each business is unique, and their safety compliance checks may look different depending on their specific workplace safety needs. Hazards within the work environment can be physical risks of the environment, as well as psychosocial elements that pose mental harm, such as job demands, low job control, poor support, lack of role clarity, inadequate reward and recognition, or poor organisational justice. A WHS Compliance checklist can alert you to gaps and issues in your business that may impact employee health and wellbeing. Our HR advisors collaborate with WHS consultants to create processes that ensure compliance and best practice.

WHS Policy

 

A work health and safety policy should be based on a commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees and visitors. It should prioritise the well-being of your workforce and should understand that a safe environment is fundamental when trying to achieve high performance and productivity.

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WHS requires active involvement from all employers and employees in identifying and mitigating potential hazards through regular risk assessments and safety training programs. It includes promoting a culture of responsibility and accountability, encouraging everyone to take ownership of their own safety and that of their colleagues. Creating open communication channels to encourage employees to report incidents can be a great way to promote health and safety.

10 Point Safety (WHS) Compliance Checklist

 

The 10 Point Safety (WHS) Compliance Checklist is a comprehensive list of essential elements that organisations can use to assess and ensure their compliance with workplace health and safety regulations. Specific checklist items may vary depending on the industry, so our HR Connect Advisors can help outline what matters for your business.

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Some common points for the WHS compliance checklist include: Safety management systems, risk assessments, safety training, personal protective equipment, incident reporting and investigation, emergency processes, hazardous substances, and equipment safety. It’s important to remember that this checklist isn’t exhaustive, and organisations may need to adapt it to their specific circumstances and requirements. Regular reviews and updates of this checklist are crucial to ensure ongoing compliance with workplace health and safety standards.

Risk Assessment Tools

 

 

In order to ensure comprehensive health and safety, risk assessment tools are essential in aiding an organisation in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating potential hazards. Our HR advisors can provide risk assessment tools and checklists to keep your business and employees safe from neglected safety assessments.

Injury Register

 

An injury register is an important document used to record and track all workplace injuries and incidents that occur within your business. It includes relevant details such as the date, time, location, and nature of the injury. These are important documents and required by the law, so our HR experts can guide you on what to include and how to implement these into your business.

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The Injury Register captures information on the circumstances leading to the incident and the actions taken to address and prevent similar occurrences in the future. Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date Injury Register enables businesses  to analyse trends, identify patterns of injuries, and implement targeted measures to improve workplace safety. It also aids in compliance with regulatory requirements, as authorities may request access to this information during inspections and audits.

One Page Safety Strategy

 

The One Page Safety Strategy is a document outlining an organisation’s strategic approach to Workplace Health and Safety. Our HR advisors can offer key safety objectives, targets, and initiatives that align with your business’s overall needs.                                                                                                                           

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This strategy ensures that safety remains a priority, emphasising the commitment to creating a safe work environment and protecting the well-being of employees. By condensing the WHS strategy into one page, it allows easy communication and understanding.

Safety Guide & Toolkit

 

A Safety Guide and Toolkit for WHS is a comprehensive resource designed to promote and enhance safety practices within your business. This includes information on WHS, such as risk assessments, hazard identification, incident reporting procedures, and emergency response plans that can help protect you and your employees.

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This guide and toolkit provides guidance on implementing safety protocols, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and creating a proactive safety culture. The toolkit often includes templates, checklists, and forms that facilitate the practical application of WHS procedures.

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FAQs

Who is Responsible for WHS?

Overall, it is an employer or business owner who has the primary duty of care for staff, and is responsible for work health and safety in the workplace.

What is My Responsibility for WHS?

A worker must take reasonable care for their own health and safety, and take reasonable care for the health and safety of others. An employer has a duty of care to ensure the safety of employees within their business, and must ensure proper WHS is complied with and implemented throughout a business.

What is the Difference Between a Hazard and a Risk?

A hazard is anything that could cause harm, while a risk is a combination of the chance that a hazard will cause harm, and how serious that harm could be.

Disclaimer

All advice is general in nature, and does not take into account your personal situation. Our HR for small businesses service can assist those with specific circumstances they are looking to resolve or work through. Get in touch today. 

One of the most important elements of a business comes from efficient and proactive WHS practices to mitigate health and safety risks. Each business is unique, and their safety compliance checks may look different depending on their specific workplace safety needs. Hazards within the work environment can be physical risks of the environment, as well as psychosocial elements that pose mental harm, such as job demands, low job control, poor support, lack of role clarity, inadequate reward and recognition, or poor organisational justice. A WHS Compliance checklist can alert you to gaps and issues in your business that may impact employee health and wellbeing. Our HR advisors collaborate with WHS consultants to create processes that ensure compliance and best practice.

WHS Policy

 

A work health and safety policy should be based on a commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees and visitors. It should prioritise the well-being of your workforce and should understand that a safe environment is fundamental when trying to achieve high performance and productivity.

Read more

WHS requires active involvement from all employers and employees in identifying and mitigating potential hazards through regular risk assessments and safety training programs. It includes promoting a culture of responsibility and accountability, encouraging everyone to take ownership of their own safety and that of their colleagues. Creating open communication channels to encourage employees to report incidents can be a great way to promote health and safety.

10 Point Safety (WHS) Compliance Checklist

 

The 10 Point Safety (WHS) Compliance Checklist is a comprehensive list of essential elements that organisations can use to assess and ensure their compliance with workplace health and safety regulations. Specific checklist items may vary depending on the industry, so our HR Connect Advisors can help outline what matters for your business.

Read more

Some common points for the WHS compliance checklist include: Safety management systems, risk assessments, safety training, personal protective equipment, incident reporting and investigation, emergency processes, hazardous substances, and equipment safety. It’s important to remember that this checklist isn’t exhaustive, and organisations may need to adapt it to their specific circumstances and requirements. Regular reviews and updates of this checklist are crucial to ensure ongoing compliance with workplace health and safety standards.

Injury Register

 

An injury register is an important document used to record and track all workplace injuries and incidents that occur within your business. It includes relevant details such as the date, time, location, and nature of the injury. These are important documents and required by the law, so our HR experts can guide you on what to include and how to implement these into your business.

Read more

The Injury Register captures information on the circumstances leading to the incident and the actions taken to address and prevent similar occurrences in the future. Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date Injury Register enables businesses  to analyse trends, identify patterns of injuries, and implement targeted measures to improve workplace safety. It also aids in compliance with regulatory requirements, as authorities may request access to this information during inspections and audits.

Risk Assessment Tools

 

In order to ensure comprehensive health and safety, risk assessment tools are essential in aiding an organisation in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating potential hazards. Our HR advisors can provide risk assessment tools and checklists to keep your business and employees safe from neglected safety assessments.

One Page Safety Strategy

 

The One Page Safety Strategy is a document outlining an organisation’s strategic approach to Workplace Health and Safety. Our HR advisors can offer key safety objectives, targets, and initiatives that align with your business’s overall needs.                                                                                                                           

Read more

This strategy ensures that safety remains a priority, emphasising the commitment to creating a safe work environment and protecting the well-being of employees. By condensing the WHS strategy into one page, it allows easy communication and understanding.

Safety Guide & Toolkit

 

A Safety Guide and Toolkit for WHS is a comprehensive resource designed to promote and enhance safety practices within your business. This includes information on WHS, such as risk assessments, hazard identification, incident reporting procedures, and emergency response plans that can help protect you and your employees.

Read more

This guide and toolkit provides guidance on implementing safety protocols, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and creating a proactive safety culture. The toolkit often includes templates, checklists, and forms that facilitate the practical application of WHS procedures.

FAQs

Who is Responsible for WHS?

Overall, it is an employer or business owner who has the primary duty of care for staff, and is responsible for work health and safety in the workplace.

What is My Responsibility for WHS?

A worker must take reasonable care for their own health and safety, and take reasonable care for the health and safety of others. An employer has a duty of care to ensure the safety of employees within their business, and must ensure proper WHS is complied with and implemented throughout a business.

What is the Difference Between a Hazard and a Risk?

A hazard is anything that could cause harm, while a risk is a combination of the chance that a hazard will cause harm, and how serious that harm could be.

All advice is general in nature, and does not take into account your personal situation. Our HR for small businesses service can assist those with specific circumstances they are looking to resolve or work through. Get in touch today. 

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