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.
February 20, 2018
SafeWork NSW has recently released a publication titled, SafeWork NSW Prosecution Guidelines Jan 2018, that provides you with easy to read guidelines...
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 27, 2016
The elements of a manager’s WHS duty of care are set out in section 28 of the WHS Act 2011. But the actions that each manager needs to take to satisf...
April 18, 2016
We recently received a success story from the manager of a company who attended one of our SafeWork 5 day HSR courses. The wins that the manager had...
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...
August 25, 2015
A very recent court case may help to guide Managers on whether they are, or are not, a duty holder called Officer as defined in the WH...
September 25, 2014
What is Work Health and Safety Risk Management?
WHS Risk Management is the systematic process of;
assessing the risks...
September 9, 2014
Managers and Supervisors have to deal with this issue every day in their workplace – keeping the employees and others in their area of responsibility...
July 14, 2014
Consultation is a 2 way process between you and your workers where you;
Talk to each other about health & safety matters
Listen to their conc...
June 24, 2014
The majority (72.2%) of all the antibullying applications to the Fair Work Commission in the first 3 months of 2014 were about bullying by Managers.
Managers and Supervisors do have a very important role to play in helping to achieve compliance with WHS legal requirements and a safe and healthy wo...
June 5, 2014
Duty holders in a workplace are all interdependent to some degree on what the other duty holders do. This article deals with why the PCBU (Person Con...
June 2, 2014
Risk Management System
In order to comply with legal requirements in the WHS Act you should already have a risk management system in your workplace th...
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...
August 26, 2019
Preventing Workplace Injuries
August 19, 2019
What is a Safety Champion?
August 14, 2019
Successful Health & Safety Committee Chairpersons
July 29, 2019
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
May 27, 2019
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