Work Health and Safety Articles

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.

October 9, 2017

Safe Work Australia has a WHS survey on their website which they commissioned that is a good example of a survey that you could find beneficial to us...

January 13, 2017

Using the Effective Consultation Checklist we provided with our article last week is an excellent way to improve involvement of workers in WHS and al...

November 14, 2016

All workplaces have a physical work environment that includes matters such as; workspace, floors, lighting, and ventilation. And all workplaces need...

July 19, 2016

This article explores the steps that could be taken in every workplace to help eliminate risk factors such as the ones below that resulted in a workp...

July 11, 2016

In a workplace the focus of consultation attention is usually on consulting with workers – section 47 WHS Act. However in May 2016 a PCBU was prosecu...

July 4, 2016

When determining the first aid requirements of your workplace you are required to use a risk management approach (Clause 42, WHS Regulations). And th...

June 14, 2016

This article provides key points from the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice that you can check off against your first aid procedures to con...

May 30, 2016

As you know maintaining a safe and healthy workplace requires vigilant attention and action. And there are a number of pressing reasons to do so incl...

May 23, 2016

Safework NSW does not automatically prosecute every breach of WHS legislation. It is one of the options available to them.

This article looks at the...

April 17, 2016

Recently a PCBU managed to avoid prosecution by their WHS Regulator even though one of the PCBU's workers was killed at work. But in this instance it...

March 15, 2016

You probably have an up-to-date list of your HSRs or H & S Committee members. And the list is probably on your workplace notice board or workplace in...

March 14, 2016

An effective WHS management system is obviously vital for health and safety in any workplace. When it is not functioning effectively, warning indicat...

February 29, 2016

The information in this article is very useful for all Australians working, playing or exercising in the heat.

In speaking with the media last week,...

Please reload

Please reload

Follow Us
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Google+ Basic Square

Courtenell Pty Ltd

as Trustee for the Vowles Family Trust

WHS Training Specialists, Sydney, Australia  

train@courtenell.com.au ~ PO Box 622 Broadway NSW 2007

ABN: 42164393628 ~ ACN: 050109281