How to know what are reasonable steps to take
A big part of the current WHS laws and regulations is the concept of “reasonable”. It’s repeated often in such phrases as “reasonable person”, “reasonably practicable”, “reasonable management action” and “reasonable steps”. Clearly it’s important to know what is meant by this deceptively simple word when it’s used in WHS. What “reasonable” is NOT! It’s [...]read more
How to make your workplace healthier
Last week we looked at the importance of considering health risks in your overall workplace health and safety plan. This week we’re going to look at a specific example to see how you might approach managing health risks in your own workplace. What’s at stake? Managing medical conditions in the workplace, such as Asthma, Anaphylaxis and [...]read more
What is an emergency plan?
To be properly prepared for an emergency situation your workplace needs to have an emergency plan. More than just a list of actions, an emergency plan is a documented set of instructions giving clear directions on what to do in an emergency. It explains clearly and simply what workers and others in the workplace need [...]read more