On this page you will find all of our WHS articles and issues of ‘Your Safety Matters’ organised in a blog format. You can search for an entry by looking through the archives or selecting a subject tag.
August 26, 2019
There is no law that specifically says that a PCBU must train the Chairperson of their Health & Safety Committee. But common sense tells us that if y...
August 14, 2019
A Safety Champion is a person who works with the organisation’s health and safety system to set a good example, and to encourage and inspire other wo...
July 29, 2019
In a Health & Safety Committee, the Chairperson has a key role to play in the achievement of effective consultation and the resolution of health and...
May 27, 2019
Have you seen the video that SafeWork NSW released last month titled, “A Day in the Life of a HSR”. Your HSRs or Health & Safety Committee members mi...
September 4, 2017
You are probably well aware of the importance of having safe work procedures in your workplace. Our most recent article on this topic was Who Needs S...
July 3, 2017
PCBUs who do not satisfy their primary duty of care (section 19 WHS Act) may find it a costly and daunting experience. This article sets out a number...
May 8, 2017
You may have noticed that there appears to be a new swell of interest and articles about safety culture and leadership. Improvements in safety cultur...
April 26, 2017
Many workplaces in NSW have a Health & Safety Committee either as a permanent body or as one that is set up from time to time when needed to deal wit...
April 10, 2017
A decision by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission on 3/3/17 has made it clear that a HSR can choose the HSR course they want to attend but must d...
October 11, 2015
Is it mandatory to document your consultation?
The Consultation Code of Practice at page 10 points out that:
“Consultation with workers and with other...
May 24, 2014
Here is a list of suggestions for members of a Health and Safety Committee to help create an effective Committee and assist in the prevention of work...
May 14, 2014
What is Consultation?
Consultation is a two-way process between persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) and workers where you:
March 10, 2014
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The Key Points of “Must Do” Risk Management
February 5, 2020
Minimise WHS Risk to Minimise Financial Loss
November 19, 2019
How to Maintain and Review WHS Risk Controls
November 5, 2019
How to Minimise WHS Risks in Your Workplace
October 29, 2019
Which is Best?
Onsite or Public WHS Training?
October 22, 2019
Using Realistic WHS Targets & Consultation for a Safe & Heal...
October 8, 2019
How to Help Prevent Injuries in Your Workplace
September 24, 2019
The Best Way to Set Up Work Groups for Consultation with Wor...
September 17, 2019
Changes in Two Important WHS Codes of Practice Updated by Sa...
September 10, 2019
The Benefits of Training the Chairperson of a Health & Safet...
Preventing Workplace Injuries
August 19, 2019
What is a Safety Champion?
Successful Health & Safety Committee Chairpersons
A Lack of Adequate Supervision Cost $588,000
July 16, 2019
What is the “Adequate Number of Trained First Aiders”?
July 9, 2019
Manual Handling: Hazardous Manual Tasks
- Are They in Your...
July 1, 2019
Does Your Workplace Have Gaps in WHS Compliance?
June 4, 2019
The Values of HSRs and Health & Safety Committee Members
SIRA’s Competency Requirements for RTW Coordinators
May 21, 2019
Will There Be a 50% Increase in WHS Penalty Levels?
May 14, 2019
Where Do Manual Task Injuries Come From?
May 7, 2019
DYS Issue 65 - May 2019
April 30, 2019
Officer Ordered to Have Due Diligence Training
April 16, 2019
How to Review WHS Risk Controls
March 25, 2019
How to Comply with WHS Consultation Requirements
March 4, 2019
WHS Training: What Training?
February 19, 2019
Working with a SafeWork NSW Inspector
February 12, 2019
How to Ensure that WHS Risk Controls Remain Effective
January 14, 2019
Courtenell’s Public 1-day
Effective Health and Safety Commi...
December 8, 2018
“Reasonably Practicable” Fried Onions at Bunnings
November 22, 2018
How to Avoid a WHS Disaster
Do Everything “Reasonably Practi...
November 15, 2018
Return to Work National Survey Outcomes Summary
November 8, 2018
DYS Issue 64 - November 2018
October 30, 2018
The Focus of WHS Training For Supervisors
October 16, 2018
Your Wish List About Supervisor WHS
Responsibilities & Funct...
October 9, 2018
DYS Issue 63 - October 2018
October 4, 2018
October – The Benefits of Safe Work Month
October 1, 2018
Changes to the SIRA Training Requirement
for Return to Work...
September 18, 2018
What is a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard”? - Part 2
September 12, 2018
What is a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard”? - Part 1
September 5, 2018
What or Who is a PCBU?
August 13, 2018
A WHS Tool to Help Identify Areas of Concern
August 6, 2018
DYS Issue 62 - August 2018
August 2, 2018
PCBU Interaction with HSRs and Health & Safety Committee
July 30, 2018
How to Increase the Benefits of WHS Consultation Part 2
July 24, 2018
YSM 136 - A WHS Risks Check
July 18, 2018
How to Increase the Benefits of WHS Consultation Part 1
July 16, 2018
Tragic Lessons in Work Health & Safety
July 9, 2018
Do PCBUs have to Train their
Managers & Supervisors in WHS?
June 25, 2018
Has Your HSRs’ or Committee Members’
Term of Office Expired?
June 19, 2018