What does ISO 45001 say about Australia's Safety Management? Since 2001, Australia and New Zealand have used the AS/NZS 4801 Occupational health and safety management systems as the premier WHS Standard. The majority of Australian businesses that had WHS Certification were certified to this standard, with a minority certified to OHSAS 18001, originally a British standard but used in many countries. All this has changed with the adoption of ISO 45001:2018, which is now the accepted WHS standard worldwide, and [...]
What to do about your old certification, now that ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety has also been published as an Australian/New Zealand Standard.
ISO 45001 is the new Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard. If you're not sure what the changes are and how to implement them, take a look at GrowEQ's plain English answers to commonly asked questions.
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.
Phil La Duke says the belief that a business has to choose between working safely and making a profit is a very old and deeply held mindset — and it’s usually wrong. Here are seven things any business can do to reduce the risk of worker injuries without adding prohibitive cost.
Don't cringe when you hear the word 'audit'. Make the most of it. Good managers use audits to add value to their business, by identifying key areas for improvement, driving and measuring better processes, reducing risk and strengthening internal controls.
Last year 188 workers were killed at work. National Safe Work Month in October 2015 focuses on addressing health and safety issues in the workplace with the theme ‘Be safe. Be healthy. Because…’ It's deliberately left open so you can add your own reasons.
ISO 9001 says that you should select suppliers based on their ability to meet your requirements and evaluate their performance on a regular basis. My experience is that most organisations treat this as a tick-a-box activity performed grudgingly once a year by an inexperienced person with a little time on their hands. STOP! It’s time to take this seriously. You know that old adage “You’re only as strong as your weakest link”? It’s been around forever, and that’s because it’s [...]
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 pedestrians, for example, but the public good argument does not provide a business case for private investment in WHS. The business case seeks to establish [...]
For some time now clients have been coming up to me and asking about what software to use for managing their compliance systems. Clients can see the benefits of using software but are unaware of just what’s out there in the market. They ask me have I seen companies using any software and what are their experiences. So in this newsletter I want discuss the cloud and the benefits of using compliance software. Cloud computing is the next stage in [...]