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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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Quick tips on being happier and healthier

Posted by Richard Forster on 15 May 2018
Why not discuss some of the following tips with your co-workers at a team meeting? You could then undertake some further research and devise some simple ways to make the workplace a happier and healthier work environment? Exercise regularly If time is an issue then search online for a ...
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Spill Response - Risk Based

Posted by Ian Good on 1 May 2018
HAZCON has been requested numerous times to develop and deliver spill response training as well develop site specific procedures to address spills. The one thing we come across in developing these materials is the multitude of possible scenarios that have to be anticipated and then respond...
 

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The Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) Conference 2020

Posted by Richard Forster on 18 September 2020
The VTHC conference is scheduled to run on Tuesday 27th October 2020 from 0900 - 1445 and is being delivered via an online format this year. It i...
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National Safe Work Month 2020

Posted by Richard Forster on 8 September 2020

Each October, Safe Work Australia invites workplaces to take part and focus on health and safety at work during National Safe Work Month.
Not ...
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