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New Online Register Making Life Easier

A new online register of high risk work, asbestos and demolition licence holders, as well as general construction induction training card holders, will go live on 29 January 2018 in NSW. So it will be easier for your business to regularly check the validity of your worker's licences, using a single portal.

October 2015 – National Safe Work Month

National Safe Work Month in October focuses on addressing work health and safety issues in the workplace. Last year 188 workers were killed at work.

This year’s theme is

‘Be safe. Be healthy. Because…’

deliberately left open so you can add your own reasons for being safe and healthy at work.

Safe Work Australia has released an information kit with […]

Is there a Business Case for Work Health & Safety?

In the world of work health and safety, the business case is often confused with the related question of making an economic justification for the public good. Certainly the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 makes it clear that organisations are responsible for the safety of people they do not employ such as visitors and […]

Training for Profitability

Training helps to turn the theory of quality and safety into reality. Effective training should be a fundamental part of a company’s management system as it can help prevent many quality, safety and environmental problems from ever occurring.  Dare I say it – training even improves profitability.
Some Facts
A study by the American Management Association found […]

You’re Only as Safe as Your Contractors

You can have the best WHS management system in the world. You can have an incident investigation system that drills down to the root cause and takes the corrective actions required to prevent it happening again.  You can have an executive management team that takes work, health and safety very seriously. You can have the […]

The Tossers in the Office

I was on a plane the other day. It was the end of a hard week and I just wanted to switch off and get home.  The guy next to me wanted to get home too I’m sure, but he certainly didn’t want to switch off! We started to chat, me grudgingly, he happily. It […]

If You’ve Got ISO Objectives You Need Action Plans

A recent newsletter was about setting meaningful objectives and targets for ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, AS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems. You know, the sort of objectives that help your business grow, reduce costs and even save lives.

If you have objectives you need action plans. Action […]

3 Tips for Meaningful ISO Objectives and Targets

ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, and AS 4801 OHS Management Systems all require the setting of relevant objectives.
 Why?
Objectives are goalposts and as such they drive improvement. The reason why many organisations do not reach their full potential or remain stagnant is that they don’t have this mechanism.  They simply run […]

Reduce Costs & Improve Performance

Many companies want ISO certification so they can tick a box on tender requests and thus increase their chances of being shortlisted for valuable tenders. This is one good reason but ISO systems can do so much more.  When an ISO system is written with your business needs and goals in mind, when it is […]

Top 6 Tips: Choosing a Consultant

You know you need to implement a management system be it ISO 9001 for quality, ISO 14001 for the environment, AS 4801 for safety, ISO 50001 for energy, or a combination of these. You’ve decided that it’s too hard/time consuming/risky to do it yourself. You need a consultant. They have to be experienced, highly effective […]

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