Prevent unnecessary accidents in your workplace

Poorly managed hoses and cables are a prime suspect when it comes to tripping hazards. Some of the most common causes of industrial injury are muscular stress (due to manual handling or repetitive movement) followed by falls, trips and slips. Hose reels are used across…

Does your workplace comply with Work Health Safety laws?

New Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws have been implemented through a new model that applies to all employers operating within the Commonwealth jurisdiction. A crucial factor of the changes is the expansion of the laws beyond an employer/employee relationship, defining the primary duty holder…

Take control of your contractors

The process of managing contractors can be demanding on any business that engages contractor workers regularly. Australian workplace health and safety legislation requires consultation with all workers in the workplace and this includes contractors. As a part of your compliance, responsibilities your business will need…

Do your first aid supplies meet Australian standards?

If you were audited today, is your first aid equipment up to date? Since 2012, when the national  Code of Practice – “First Aid in the Workplace” was introduced, businesses large and small face the on going challenge of maintaining the required levels of First…

New Anti-bullying laws - more red tape for small business owners?

Australia’s new anti-bullying legislation comes into effect on 1 January 2014 and small business owners need to ensure that they understand the changes and are ready to meet their compliance requirements and protect their workers. A recent report by the Productivity Commission identified that many…

Australian invention to optimise sleep for night shift workers

What do an Olympic aerial skier, a hip hop artist and recently retired formula one driver all have in common? They use an Australian light therapy device to re-set their circadian clocks. Professor of sleep psychology at Flinders University, Leon Lack has spent 25 years…

Keeping the healthy people healthy

Many organisations provide testing, auditing and general education to their workforce but very few take the next step – in implementing initiatives to reduce individual risk relating to injury and health across the entire workforce population. This involves “keeping the healthy people healthy”, not just…