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

Changes to safety management standards

National safety management system standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 has recently been superseded by AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, and AS/NZS 4801:2001 will require transitioning to AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 within the next three years according to The International Accreditation Forum’s (IAF) Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007(link is external) Mandatory Document. Section 2.1 of the document stipulates [...]

By |2019-09-05T04:49:26+00:00September 5th, 2019|Standards|0 Comments

Safety management system standard revised

A new soon to be released Australian standard for safety management system is set to redefine the relationship between Australian standards and legislation. International Standard ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use is likely be adopted for use in Australia & New Zealand later this year and replace AS/NZS 4801 [...]

By |2018-11-28T08:21:09+00:00August 30th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments