Managing chemicals in the workplace

Safework Australia is encouraging small to medium sized businesses to learn how to safely identify, position and manage the risks of chemicals in their workplaces. “If you store chemicals in your workplace and need information on how to store them safely, this guide is for you,” said Director of Chemicals Policy, Dr Paul Taylor. “We particularly [...]

By |2018-11-28T06:15:37+00:00November 28th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Managing Work Health & Safety in a Data Centre

On the outside, Data Centres seem very innocuous places. Outsiders often see them as the domain for computer nerds with very few risks but…they can present a range of critical hazards that need to be managed with some degree of certainty. Managing work safety in a data centre is a considered approach and one that [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:49:12+00:00October 24th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Labour hire company failed safety of workers

A Perth based labour hire company has been fined $20,000 (and ordered to pay $517.50 in costs) for failing to ensure the safety of workers it supplied to a waste recycling company. The company used an untrained recruitment consultant to undertake safety inspections on a Western Australia worksite. The recruitment consultant was "acting" as a [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:38:03+00:00September 25th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

National Safe Work Month – Safety Moments

The social & financial impact of a workplace injury or illness is one thing that most Australians will never face. Unfortunately for some in the community, the impacts of a workplace accident are very real and the on-going issues for family members can be devastating and life-long. Last year 191 Australians lost their lives as [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:36:49+00:00September 21st, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

What the changes to AS/NZS 3000:2018 mean for electrical safety

The changes to the AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules came into effect on the 26th June 2018. The purpose of the changes is to keep pace with technology like LED lighting, solar panels, home automation and electric vehicles. Most jurisdictions throughout Australia have established enforcement dates i.e when the work performed under the new rules will [...]

By |2018-09-19T03:32:58+00:00September 19th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Augmented reality will transform workplace health and safety

A leading French consulting company has confirmed that many larger global organisations will be using augmented (AR) reality within three years to improve productivity and work safety. In a recently release report, the Capgemini Research Institutehas confirmed that enterprises are using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies to enhance their business operations. The report found [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:32:53+00:00September 17th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Increased cancer risk in shift work – take precautionary action

Cancer risk in shift work : Recent commissioned research from the UK’s premier occupational health and safety professional organisation has indicated that there may be increased incidence of cancers from workers who work shift work, particularly those of women.  Results from the study found that some women may have increased incidence of breast cancers. The [...]

By |2018-09-17T07:47:24+00:00September 17th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Why should I hire a work safety consultant?

Hiring an external work safety consultant is a big decision for any business. It’s like having another person on your team who can hit the ground running. You wouldn’t hire an employee without due consideration, so we think it’s equally important when you’re engaging an outside work safety consultant expert to help you navigate [...]

By |2019-01-04T13:39:41+00:00September 13th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

What makes great safety policy and procedures?

How often have you completed a safety induction and then been handed a mountain of safety policy and procedures to read? Some might even be applicable to the job you have to do, but many won't. Getting through the induction is one thing, but navigating your way through the safety policy and procedures that may [...]

By |2018-11-28T09:47:13+00:00September 5th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

What is professional safety consulting?

At Safetysure, professional safety consulting means ensuring that our customers expectations are met while following known standards of practice or methodologies for undertaking the work that we do. Work safety is complex multi disciplinary area that requires a breadth of knowledge across disciplines. A professional safety consultant understands his or her limitations and knowledge base [...]

By |2018-11-28T09:50:11+00:00September 4th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments