Work Health & Safety
- Is the air in your workplace stuffy, smelly and/or lacking sufficient ventilation?
- Is the temperature of your working area too hot or cold?
- Is there a sufficient level of light to work safely and efficiently?
- Is your work area cluttered and/or is movement between areas of your facility unsafe, difficult or inefficient?
- Are there enough toilet, washing and eating facilities for the number of staff/occupants?
- Is there ready access to sufficient quantities of drinking water?
- Is your work area in a remote or isolated location?
- Are you prepared for an Emergency in your workplace?
- Do you have an Emergency Plan for your facility and workplace?
- Is there a first-aid trained person or persons at your facility?
- Are there enough first-aid kits, AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) and other resources for the number of staff/occupants?
These aspects are just as important in regards to Workplace Health and Safety as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Safe Work Practices, Safe Manual Handling, Safe and Correct Use of Plant & Equipment and other more obvious policies and procedures.
Workplace Emergency Management can assist you in fulfilling your obligations regarding the WHS Act & Regulations (making your facility a safe and pleasant place to work), ensuring that all occupants and workers are not exposed to any risks relating to health and safety that arise from your business or undertaking.
Workplace Emergency Management will come to your workplace/facility and assess the overall level of Workplace Health and Safety; develop a detailed report on the current condition of WHS; identify areas in which improvements can be made and offer suggestions on actions, policies & procedures to implement these improvements, in relation to the obligations and requirements under the WHS Act and Australian Standards.
Aspects of Workplace Health and Safety covered during Assessment include but are not limited to:
- Air quality and temperature
- Lighting levels required in each work area
- Clear entry & egress to facility as a whole and individual work areas
- General housekeeping and unobstructed access ways
- Layout of work areas to reduce possibility of injury
- Condition and suitability of floor surfaces
- Access to and quantity of toilet, hand washing and shower facilities
- Provision of drinking water and dining facilities
- Provision of personal storage and change rooms
- Policies and procedures to guide outdoor, remote and isolated work areas
- Emergency Plans
- Emergency Response Procedures
- Fire Evacuation Diagrams
- First Aid personnel and equipment
- Emergency Training
- General Life Safety
- Manual Handling
- Emergency and general awareness signage
- Slips, trips and falls
- Incident reporting, documenting and procedures
- WHS Committees
- Site induction training
- Sign-in/out register
- Complaints handling re: WHS
- Hazardous material
- Correctly qualified and licenced for plant & equipment
- Testing and tagging of electrical equipment
- Specific safety equipment levels and expiry date
- Electrical safety
- High risk
- Equipment maintenance and servicing
- Facility and personnel security