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Key Ingredients of an Operational Level Health and Safety Risk Register

An Operational Health and Safety Risk Register should include all of the significant health and safety risks of the business. Risks which have a hazard or WHS legal requirement as a cause, are a health and safety risk. Developing and maintaining the Operational Level Health and Safety Risk Register is an exercise that requires genuine

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Quick Guide – Meeting the Requirements of WHS Legislation (WA)

This brief Guide is for organisations that operate in Western Australia. The approach and actions Organisations need to take to meet the requirements of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation, depends largely on the state of the current Work Health and Safety Management System. Two scenario’s are presented below. Scenario 1: For Organisations with

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WHS Legislation in WA – Much Ado About Nothing??

The new Work Health and Safety legislation (WHS Act 2020) has now been passed by WA Parliament. However, it most likely won’t come into effect until 2021 is well progressed, as it’s going to be held over until the new WHS Regulations are also ready. (More detail – Statement from WorkSafe WA re progress of

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Developing a School Health and Safety Risk Register

Developing a health and safety risk register, helps you systematically and efficiently consider your school’s management of the things that could harm students and staff. The Franklyn Work Safety Method Initially FWS help you identify your school’s OSH Risks through: Analysis of school injury and first aid records; Identifying applicable OSH legislative requirements; the requirements

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Moving Office or Having a Refit?? How Your Management of the Ergonomics can Boost or Bomb Morale

A move or refit presents both equal opportunity for a morale boost or a morale bomb. It’s amazing walking into a place after a move and seeing a workforce openly criticising management for providing terrible chairs and equipment, only to walk into another place where the staff are singing the praises of management for what

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WHS KPI Reporting – do you meet the new WHS legislation requirements?

If WHS KPI information rarely see’s the light of day between Annual Reports in your organisation, legislated requirements are soon going to demand you change things. Under the WHS legislation, executive level (e.g. Board, Senior Management) monitoring of WHS KPIs is an important action to meet the officer’s WHS Due Diligence obligations (see our Guide

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KPIs and WHS Due Diligence

WHS Due Diligence for Officers: Financial and WHS Reporting

Officers’ WHS Due diligence Exercising due diligence in decision-making is an essential element of good business practice. It is also a requirement that officers must observe under both the Corporations Act and under s 27 of the model WHS Act. The standard of due diligence required by an officer to discharge his or her WHS

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KPIs and WHS Due Diligence

WHS Due Diligence for Officers: Director v Managers

Officers’ WHS Due diligence Exercising due diligence in decision-making is an essential element of good business practice. It is also a requirement that officers must observe under both the Corporations Act and under s 27 of the model WHS Act. The standard of due diligence required by an officer to discharge his or her WHS

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Study Finds Work Load is the Greatest Source of Stress for School Principals – Which health and safety tasks can be dropped to ease the burden?

The latest Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey shows the two greatest sources of stress for school administrations are quantity of work, and lack of time to focus on teaching and learning. The average hours spent at work by principals ranges between 51-60 hours per week during term time and 25-30 hours per

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Curtin Uni Study Sounds a Warning for Standing at Work

A new study by Curtin University published in the journal Ergonomics sounds a warning bell on standing at work and serves as a reminder that despite the hype around sit stand desks, they shouldn’t be considered a “must have item” for physical wellbeing. Researchers from Curtin University observed 20 adults performing two hours of standing computer work

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