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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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Work Christmas Party – What is the Employer’s Duty of Care?

The duty of care responsibilities placed upon employers by WA’s health and safety legislation, remains the same for a work Christmas party, as it would if they were at work. A Christmas Party may present a set of risks that are unusual in your work place, but as far as health and safety legislation is

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Three Reasons Why Schools Will Need to Focus on Safety in 2018

  2018 is going to see the management of Health and Safety in schools require a significant focus. You don’t need to be a futurist to make this prediction, just consider the following: The New WHS legislation is planned to start in 2019. There’s one very important provision in this legislation that Principals and most

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Public Sector Amalgamations and Health and Safety?

With the State Government amalgamations program focussing largely on Corporate structure, health and safety management staffing and systems is an area that will receive and require attention. There’s very few examples of Government Agencies maintaining more than one health and safety management system. So if you’re in an amalgamated agency, the task of integrating health

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