Is it the leader’s role to manage workplace safety issues?

Is it the leader’s role to manage workplace safety issues?

Meet Safety In Action: Syndey Seminar Speaker – Ms Elizabeth Bennett, Canberra Institute of Technology Business owners and organisational leaders play a critical role in driving practices that promote safety in the workplace, but how do they get the support from employees? “Working Together” is…

Meet the Newcomers at Safety in Action Brisbane

Meet the Newcomers at Safety in Action Brisbane

Safety in Action is the longest running safety exhibition series in Australia! While we are humbled by the loyal exhibitors who have been with us from the very beginning (17 years ago!), we are always excited to welcome new faces to the show. And here are…

The importance of SMS in the workplace

Do you have a Safety Management System for your workplace? This comprehensive business management system is designed to manage safety elements in the workplace and according to Senior Safety Officer, David Solomon from Master Builders Association New South Wales it should be a key part…

The key safety issues facing the construction industry

By now, we’re all well aware how vitally important Work Health & Safety (WHS) is in the building and construction industry. Every worker has the right to work in a safe environment, and employers should ensure safety is their number one priority on site. However, the…

New guidelines for safety on government construction sites

via Victorian Building Authority New guidelines requiring tighter screening of drug and alcohol use on construction sites came into effect in Victoria on 1 July 2014. The updated Guidelines to the Victorian Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry require random drug and…

How to step up safety in the building & construction industry

  Why does the building and construction industry in Western Australia have a poor safety record?  Joanne Garlick, Consultant, Conexus Consulting believes it could be a case of old habits die hard. “The industry in general and certainly in WA has an old culture, by…