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The most precious commodity
in your organisation?
The most precious commodity
in your organisation?
IT’S YOU…
The Employee!
Under law organisations must
have systems in place to protect their
employees, sub contractors & visitors
against harm or injury.
Under law organisations must
have systems in place to protect their
employees, sub contractors & visitors
against harm or injury.
What does this mean?
Under law organisations must:
Under law organisations must:
• provide safe plant and systems of work
Under law organisations must:
• provide safe plant and systems of work
• identify potential risks & manage those risks
Under law organisations must:
• provide safe plant and systems of work
• identify potential risks & manage those risks
• continually audit systems & procedures
to ensure continuous improvement &
best practice is maintained
Under law organisations must:
• provide safe plant and systems of work
• identify potential risks & manage those risks
• continually audit systems & procedures
to ensure continuous improvement &
best practice is maintained
• provide written procedures & instructions
to ensure safe systems of work
Under law organisations must:
• ensure compliance with legislative
requirements & current industry standards
Under law organisations must:
• ensure compliance with legislative
requirements & current industry standards
• provide information, instruction, training &
supervision to employees, contractors
& customers to ensure their safety.
Under law employees must:
• Take reasonable care for their own
health & safety
Under law employees must:
• Take reasonable care for their own
health & safety
• And of any other person who may
be affected by what they do &
what they may fail to do.
To make a HUGE impact on safety
in your workplace. Identify:
To make a HUGE impact on safety
in your workplace. Identify:
• Possible Hazards
To make a HUGE impact on safety
in your workplace. Identify:
• Possible Hazards
• “Near Miss” Risks
To make a HUGE impact on safety
in your workplace. Identify:
• Possible Hazards
• “Near Miss” Risks
and report them to your manager,
supervisor, site contact person or
OHS Representative.
A recent study has shown that there
is a direct correlation between
near miss risks and the occurrence
of serious accidents causing injury
or death in the workplace
For every serious or major injury
there are…
For every serious or major injury
there are…
• 10 minor injuries
For every serious or major injury
there are…
• 10 minor injuries
• 30 incidents of property damage
For every serious or major injury
there are…
• 10 minor injuries
• 30 incidents of property damage
• & 600 incidents that could have
resulted in injury or property damage
but didn’t …
For every serious or major injury
there are…
• 10 minor injuries
• 30 incidents of property damage
• & 600 incidents that could have
resulted in injury or property damage
but didn’t … “Near Misses”
For every serious or major injury
there are…
600 signposts
along the way
indicating that
it could occur!
Whether you are a Manager,
a Supervisor, an Employee
or a Sub Contractor…
Whether you are a Manager,
a Supervisor, an Employee
or a Sub Contractor…
We all have a role to play
in ensuring our workplace is safe!
Whether you are a Manager,
a Supervisor, an Employee
or a Sub Contractor…
We all have a role to play
in ensuring our workplace is safe!
Consultation is the mechanism
to support full involvement
Consultation includes:
Consultation includes:
• Discussing issues on the workplace floor
Consultation includes:
• Discussing issues on the workplace floor
• Meetings of health & safety committees
Consultation includes:
• Discussing issues on the workplace floor
• Meetings of health & safety committees
• The exchange of information & ideas
about risks to health and safety
Consultation includes:
• Discussing issues on the workplace floor
• Meetings of health & safety committees
• The exchange of information & ideas
about risks to health and safety
It is an offence for an employer to
discriminate against an employee
for raising such issues!
A Planned Hazard Management
Program involving:
A Planned Hazard Management
Program involving:
• hazard identification
A Planned Hazard Management
Program involving:
• hazard identification
• assessment
A Planned Hazard Management
Program involving:
• hazard identification
• assessment
• & implementation of control measures
A Planned Hazard Management
Program involving:
• hazard identification
• assessment
• & implementation of control measures
is essential if injuries & illness are
to be reduced in your workplace
• Many hazards will be able to be controlled
immediately & may involve little or no cost
• Many hazards will be able to be controlled
immediately & may involve little or no cost
• Some will only be fixed through significant
changes to:
• Many hazards will be able to be controlled
immediately & may involve little or no cost
• Some will only be fixed through significant
changes to:
– the way you do the work
• Many hazards will be able to be controlled
immediately & may involve little or no cost
• Some will only be fixed through significant
changes to:
– the way you do the work
– the equipment used or
• Many hazards will be able to be controlled
immediately & may involve little or no cost
• Some will only be fixed through significant
changes to:
– the way you do the work
– the equipment used or
– layout of the workplace
• Many hazards will be able to be controlled
immediately & may involve little or no cost
• Some will only be fixed through significant
changes to:
– the way you do the work
– the equipment used or
– layout of the workplace
What are some examples of these
in your workplace?
It is essential that your hazard
management program be monitored
& evaluated.
It is essential that your hazard
management program be monitored
& evaluated. WHY ?
It is essential that your hazard
management program be monitored
& evaluated. WHY ?
• Ensures the controls you have
implemented are working
It is essential that your hazard
management program be monitored
& evaluated. WHY ?
• Ensures the controls you have
implemented are working
• Provides valuable feedback on
the program’s effectiveness
Please remember…
Please remember…
NO JOB is so important or
so urgent that it can’t be
done safely!!