Do you have documented evidence of the maintenance conducted on your –
motor vehicles, tools of trade or place of work?
Do you have documented evidence you and all your staff are trained and competent to perform your tasks?
Do you perform emergency drills to prepare your staff for that accident that will never happen?
Do you conduct workplace inspections, conduct JSA`s or have a hazard / action register?
NO – How do you identify hazards?
More to the point, how do you control them?
(1) An employer shall, so far as is practicable, provide and maintain a working environment in which the employees of the employer (the employees) are not exposed to hazards and in particular, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, an employer shall —
(a) provide and maintain workplaces, plant, and systems of work such that, so far as is practicable, the employees are not exposed to hazards;
(b) provide such information, instruction, and training to, and supervision of, the employees as is necessary to enable them to perform their work in such a manner that they are not exposed to hazards;
(c) consult and cooperate with safety and health representatives, if any, and other employees at the workplace, regarding occupational safety and health at the workplace;
(d) where it is not practicable to avoid the presence of hazards at the workplace, provide the employees with, or otherwise provide for the employees to have, such adequate personal protective clothing and equipment as is practicable to protect them against those hazards, without any cost to the employees; and
(e) make arrangements for ensuring, so far as is practicable, that —
(i) the use, cleaning, maintenance, transportation and disposal of plant; and
(ii) the use, handling, processing, storage, transportation and disposal of substances,
at the workplace is carried out in a manner such that the employees are not exposed to hazards.
Without a Safety Management System it is extremely difficult to prove you have paid ‘Due Diligence’ to hazards that may exist in your workplace.
Induction forms, procedures, hazard identification methods, workplace inspections and audits are all tools required to support an organisation during the unfortunate circumstance where an injury occurs.
Training registers, maintenance and equipment registers are required to support you in worst case scenarios.
CR Thompson Safety Systems can assist you in developing your Safety Management System.
Call Chris on 0438 182 192 or drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris has 15 years experience in the mining industry learning the value of safety systems, completing his Safety Practitioner Cert IV in 2004 he has experience in WA, the NT and Qld.
Chris has his own business so understands business requirements.
Safety Management System
· have a Hazard Register? Y/N
· have a Risk Matrix? Y/N
· have an Action Register? Y/N
· have a Training / Competency Register? Y/N
· have an Incident and / or Injury Register? Y/N
· have a JSA (or similar)? Y/N
· have a Chemical Register? Y/N
· conduct Workplace Inspections? Y/N
· conduct Toolbox meetings? Y/N
· have a Safety Policy? Y/N
· set Safety KPI`s? Y/N
· have an Emergency Management Plan? Y/N
· have an Evacuation Plan? Y/N