Tag Archives: safety compliance

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Sample Workplace Compliance Checklist Template

Quick Link Download template now – Go What is Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Compliance? Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) is the term used to describe the steps taken to protect workers, customers/clients, contractors, visitors, volunteers, or any other people associated with your business premises, workplaces, or services. Prior to WHS, this was known as […]

Changes to the Chain of Responsibility COR

How will the Chain of Responsibility changes affect businesses?

It’s not new news that employers have an obligation to keep their workers safe. The National Heavy Vehicle Law (HVNL) changes the new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws for Australia’s heavy vehicle industry will come into play and effective midway through 2018. These changes align CoR laws more closely with workplace health and safety (WHS) […]

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These are Australia’s most dangerous jobs

A new analysis of Safe Work Australia data shows that the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry tops the list of the most dangerous work environments in the country. Data from 2015 reveal that this industry had 52 fatalities that year, the highest number across all industries. It is followed by transport, postal and warehousing with 40 workplace fatalities, and […]

Health and safety, internet, cybersecurity

Why cybersecurity should factor into every health and safety plan

If you’ve been following the news, chances are you’ve heard about several major data breaches. Being a tech company, Donesafe has always kept data security top of mind. However, being in the business of health and safety, we’ve also noticed how little emphasis on the traditional health and safety framework places on cybersecurity. The hope is that the […]

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4 out of 5 NZ CEOs report health and safety performance improved in 2017 – Deloitte Survey Finds

Deloitte has just released the results of its 2017 Health & Safety Leadership Survey for New Zealand, and the results are cautiously optimistic. The findings are drawn from interviews with 169 CEOs and managing directors, and they provide a useful snapshot of how New Zealand businesses implement health and safety. The surveys especially measured how well business leaders […]

Work safe in high temperatures

How to work safe in all this bloody heat

Just outside my window, I’m looking at a window cleaner, hanging out in direct sunlight on a 40-degree day, absolutely dripping with sweat. Meanwhile the person next to me as I type this is literally wearing a scarf. Congratulations Sydney, we just made it through the hottest January on record; and February is shaping up […]

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Return to Work Survey: steady numbers, but more involvement is key

Safe Work Australia has released a series of brand new reports on the return to work experience of injured workers. More specifically, the reports focus on the outcomes of injured workers who receive workers’ compensation and various factors that affect their ability to return to work. The survey, which was conducted in mid-2016, covers all Australian territories […]

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Good Procedures: It’s a life and death matter

Safety procedures may not be the sexiest topic for the discussion, but when it comes to life and death; good, actionable procedures can make all the difference. Exhibit A: Good Procedure: Exploding Phones on a Plane Qantas, not having had a single airline crash since 1951 has gained international renown as the “world’s safest airline”. […]

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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 […]

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 […]