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Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Posted by Andy Perry on 28 August 2018
Following on from my previous Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Blog in July. The next logical process would be for an organisation to develop a safe work instruction for routine work activities. Generally, these documents have different names, such as safe work instructions (SWI), safe or...
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Hazardous Manual Handling Can Be a Big Discomfort!

Posted by Richard Forster on 7 August 2018
The recently released WorkSafe Victoria Compliance code for Hazardous manual handling is an important jigsaw piece in the risk management of work that may cause Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD). It provides practical guidance on how to comply with the specific obligations under Victoria's o...
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Safe Work Method Statement [SWMS]

Posted by Andy Perry on 10 July 2018
Recently, HAZCON has been engaged to undertake several compliance audits across various constructions sites throughout Victoria. These compliance audits have identified that many employers or persons with management and control are trying to do the right thing and develop these documents f...
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Better work-related psychological health and safety

Posted by Richard Forster on 26 June 2018
Health promotion, intervention and support in the workplace has received a big boost with the publication of new guidance material by Safe Work Australia. It is entitled 'Work-related psychological health and safety - A systematic approach to meeting your duties.' Whilst it is aimed at...
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'Excavation Collapse' Are you protecting your workers?

Posted by Andy Perry on 29 May 2018
Recently, Worksafe Victoria has prosecuted and fined a company $380.000 after the pit collapsed, leaving homes teetering on the edge of a 10-metre drop. In addition, the sole director, was also convicted and fined $100,000. These are significant fines as the court heard that the company pu...
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Custodial Sentence in Victoria

Posted by Andy Perry on 12 February 2019
A Victorian Magistrate has recently prosecuted a self-employed person for breaches of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. The...
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Returning to Work from a short break

Posted by Andy Perry on 8 January 2019
As we start a new year many employees will be returning to work, catching up with emails, potential projects and even sharing news of their holi...
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