Keeping your coffee shop COVID-19 safe

As part of re-opening up coffee businesses, employers are now required to implement work safety plans to manage the risk of exposure from communicable diseases like Coronavirus COVID-19. This means ensuring that employee and customer exposure to the disease is managed. We've assembled some simple tips on how you can achieve this as part of [...]

By |2020-07-24T07:56:19+00:00July 24th, 2020|Safety Advice|1 Comment

Transitioning employees back to work after COVID-19 lock downs

Employers are frequently asking us about the process of transitioning employees back to the workplace as COVID-19 restrictions ease. How should we manage the transition to work? what precautions do we need to take? what if employees are concerned with returning? Is there any documentation requirements that we need to adopt? Unfortunately there are no [...]

By |2020-07-23T07:36:34+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Safety questions for post-COVID-19 success in Smart and Safe Automation

Now that the world is slowly re-opening industries to enable the recovery of badly hit economies and save jobs, the key question remains on how best to move forward in automating as much as possible, while retaining jobs, and keeping facilities and employees safe? Safety and cybersecurity expert Friedhelm Best, Vice President Asia Pacific, HIMA [...]

By |2020-07-23T05:58:53+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Victorian workplace manslaughter law

New Victorian Workplace manslaughter laws have come into effect from 1 July 2020. The new laws have implemented changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Victoria) particularly those involving industrial or workplace manslaughter. The new laws provide a range of obligations for employers and persons in charge of a business unit PCBU and impose the [...]

By |2020-07-06T03:22:16+00:00July 6th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Respirator quality concerns

Over the last several months there has been a surge in demand for respirators (masks) in the Australia market. Much of the demand has been driven by the incidence of bush fires over December January 2020 period and later by the impacts of COVID-19. Unfortunately, the high demand in respiratory protection has resulted in a [...]

By |2020-06-28T09:12:14+00:00June 28th, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Tips for making your conference and exhibition facilities COVID Safe

Conference and exhibition safety - Conference and exhibition facilities can be challenging when it comes to prevention of communicable diseases. With tens or hundreds of people in a room, there is no doubt there will be plenty of challenges for conference and exhibition organisers to manage their work health and safety obligations effectively. Here's our [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:41:22+00:00June 15th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Airline comes under fire over cleaning work safety

A major Australian airline is under fire over the way in which it handled the cleaning work safety of an aircraft returning from a Coronavirus affected country. The outcomes of the incident, which made headlines around Australia, has seen and employee terminated and Safework NSW issuing improvement notices against the airline over concerns that it [...]

By |2020-03-06T01:06:53+00:00March 6th, 2020|Safety Advice|2 Comments

Coronavirus COVID-19 in the workplace | A guide for employers

The development and spread of the communicable disease, Coronavirus (COVID-19), has raised a range of concerns for people in and out of the workplace. Many employers, particularly with staff working in high public contact roles, may have health and safety obligations to prevent the spread of the virus through their workplaces. Recently, the World Health [...]

By |2020-03-06T01:10:39+00:00March 5th, 2020|Safety Advice|1 Comment

Dreamworld’s systemic failure to identify and quantify risk

The Dreamworld tragedy and the subsequent coroner’s investigation report issued today by Coroner James McDougall has highlighted a myriad of issues that lie at the heart of effective safety management systems in organisations. Coroner McDougall said at the heart of the tragedy there was “systemic failure” of the organisation in respects of “all aspects of [...]

By |2020-02-24T07:57:24+00:00February 24th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments