Tag Archives: health and safety

Five REAL ways safety software saves your workers’ time

For businesses, there are a lot of reasons to use a compliance software platform. What often gets overlooked however is how it affects your workers; the people on the ground. Here are five real, tangible ways that a good safety platform will save your workers’ time and energy, so they can just get on with […]

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Improving health and safety management for tradies

August is Tradies National Health Month, so it’s a good time to reflect on the priorities for health and safety management for this key industry sector. Frankly, the issue of tradie’s health and safety needs a lot of attention. According to data from Safe Work Australia, tradies are among the highest-ranked sectors in regard to serious injury and disease compensation claims. Statistics […]

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How this family business reduced its WHS paperwork to one piece of paper

Francene and Michael Mountford of Mountford Plumbing Services have been in business for over 30 years. As a commercial, industrial maintenance business, they do a lot of work with local government and industrial businesses, so in Francene’s own words: “WHS had to be first, with everything else after that.” Mountford Plumbing adopted the Donesafe WHS […]

How making oil rig workers cry created an 84% reduction in incidents

In 1997, Shell began work on the world’s deepest offshore oil rig; Ursa. This monster of a project would cost $1.45 billion and stand 48 stories tall. The men who worked on this project were no strangers to workplace injuries and death; it had all become part of the job. If someone died, they were afforded […]

SafeWork Australia report is optimistic, but we can’t stop there

A newly released SafeWork Australia report highlights workplace safety statistics in 2014-2015, and the data is largely reassuring. What are the numbers? Which industries are the big winners? The report states that “there is a long-term trend showing a reduction in the number of work-related fatalities and serious injury claims.” Since hitting a peak of 310 […]

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Four manufacturers that raised the bar on workplace safety

If you want to know what makes a good safety system tick, look at someone who’s already figured it out. This statement rings especially true for manufacturing. Since the manufacturing field comprises so many distinct industries, trying to pin down a uniform set of rules can be downright time-consuming and painfully ineffective. Rather than making a […]

Why a mentally healthy workplace equals a profitable workplace

[The following article references data available on the Headsup website] If you ask somebody what types of things are involved in workplace health and safety, often one of the last things that come to mind is mental health. Now if you think that mental health shouldn’t be something that business owners should have to worry […]

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Five reasons to ditch paper when managing OHS compliance

Are you bogged down with paperwork while trying to manage your OHS compliance? Here are five reasons why you should ditch paper and move to a software solution. It’s not at all uncommon for business owners or managers to feel that OHS compliance management has become a major part of their week. The issue with […]

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How to stay healthy in your office job (without really trying)

#ExerciseRightWeek As you may have seen, this week is Exercise Right Week; and staying healthy in your workplace is definitely something we can get behind. A big part of Exercise Right Week is to find a way to exercise that suits you. So, given that we (like many of you) spend a little too much […]

3 Ways to Boost Employee Wellbeing in your Workplace

In safety terms, office workers are exposed to less risk than workers on a construction site or in a laboratory. But it would be a mistake to underestimate the physical and mental toll of working in an office. Office workers experience their own share of challenges, from back strain resulting from bad posture and too much […]