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…

Engineered from the ground up

QuickAlly scaffolding system was developed more than a decade ago by experienced Gold Coast scaffolder David Dart. Having been in the scaffolding business for around 30 years, David’s frustration at being unable to find a simple, high quality aluminium scaffolding system led him to develop,…

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…

Use online to build your brand as a safe workplace

By Tony Haydar, Business Development Leader, Ferret.com.au Many companies invest a lot of time and resources into making sure their employees are safe in the workplace. However, this side of the business often goes unnoticed by customers and potential employees because businesses rarely promote it.…

Don't trip up

When it comes to workplace safety, there’s a myriad of manuals and signs to remind us of best practice. But what about the little things, like your shoe laces for example. While most of us are quite capable of tying our work boots or running…

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…

Odd Spot: A hard hat safety demonstration

Meet Melanie. In line with the workplace health and safety guidelines, she likes to protect her melon with a hard hat. In this short and funny video demonstration, a simple brick reminds us of the necessity for PPE on construction sites. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC7mA3tvHZg&w=560&h=315]