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WHS Legislation

Federal, State and Territory WHS Acts: Federal Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 Work Health and Safety Codes of Practice 2012 Australian Capital Territory Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Work Health and Safety

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Risk Management Part 1

Workplace Hazards A hazard is a situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property, or environment. Most hazards are dormant or potential, with only a theoretical risk of harm. Hazard and possibility interact together to create risk. Physical hazards are conditions or situations that can cause the body physical

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WHS Management Plans

Part 2  We identified in Part 1 that WHS Management Plans are mandatory for the construction industry. We also know that the old adage of Prevention is better than  Cure doubly applies when working with safety. While there is no specific legislated requirement

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WHS Management Plans

Part 1 A Work Health and Safety Management Plan is required by law in the construction industry: The purpose of the WHS Management Plan is to manage workplace health and safety obligations. Under the various Work Health & Safety Acts,

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Best Practice

According to Wikipedia, a best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means. The goal of attaining Best Practice is a fundamental component of the Management System Standards – ISO

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Internal Audit

Internal auditing is defined as a systematic and documented verification process of objectively obtaining and evaluating audit evidence to determine whether a process conforms with set audit criteria (eg, ISO 14001), and communicating the results of this process to management. Internal auditing is

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Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis is an essential part of business activity. Routine analysis of  business situations that did not result in the expected outcome and the development of actions to correct that result and prevent a re-occurrence of  that situation is a

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Corrective Action

The Corrective and Preventative Action program of any Management System is where all of the work gets done. It focuses on the systematic investigation of the root causes of identified problems or identified risks in an attempt to prevent their recurrence (for

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Now I’m Certified

  You have passed your Stage Two audit, and have been awarded certification. What should I do now? The temptation is always to put aside the management system that has taken up so much of your time and catch up

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Why a Certified Safety System

Why is occupational health and safety important? The protection of the health and safety of all employees is vital to the success of all organizations.  Poor performance in occupational health and safety (OHS) can take a heavy financial toll on

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