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.
November 19, 2019
Because of your role and responsibilities in your organisation you may sometimes need to seek approval for a WHS Budget or WHS expenditure that you p...
November 5, 2019
If all WHS risks in your workplace have been eliminated or you have used the hierarchy of control measures to minimise all WHS risks so far as reason...
October 29, 2019
Minimising WHS risk so far as is reasonably practicable means that the risk is not eliminated but it is reduced to the lowest possible level that is...
July 9, 2019
The WHS Regulation 2017 (42) requires every PCBU to provide workers with access to an “adequate number of trained first aiders”.
Pages 3, 14, and 15 i...
March 25, 2019
The main WHS focus for any PCBU has to be to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of Workers and Others in their workpl...
March 4, 2019
We often get questions from clients who are looking for answers to what do they have to do to comply with consultation requirements in the WHS Act an...
February 19, 2019
The answers to this question are not always obvious. The main places to look for the answers are in the Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act), the Wor...
August 6, 2018
Our recent WHS articles have contained tools that you could use to step back from the daily work traffic in your workplace and take an exterior viewp...
February 12, 2018
A tragic incident in the northern suburbs last Friday has highlighted a PCBU’s WHS responsibility for managing work health and safety risks. A grandm...
July 31, 2017
The injuries and two fatalities we covered in recent articles involved situations where flaws in the risk assessment and controls were key elements. ...
May 22, 2017
In early May 2017 the NSW District Court fined a PCBU $1 million for breaches of section 19 of the NSW WHS Act. This is the highest NSW WHS fine so f...
May 8, 2017
Much of the success of an organization is reliant on the ongoing contributions of its staff.
As Sir Richard Branson (Virgin) says: "Success in busine...
September 30, 2016
A recent WHS prosecution in South Australia highlights the need to have and maintain effective risk controls. The Court found that in this workplace...
Minimise WHS Risk to Minimise Financial Loss
How to Maintain and Review WHS Risk Controls
How to Minimise WHS Risks in Your Workplace
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”?
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
How to Comply with WHS Consultation Requirements
WHS Training: What Training?
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
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
DYS Issue 61 - June 2018
June 18, 2018