Why Does a Business Need a WHS Management System?
An effective Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Management is essential to the long-term success of any business. With the right policies, plans, processes, procedures, programs, systems, culture and behaviours in place the business can safeguard workers and visitors, protect the environment, avoid non-compliance and penalties and minimise business exposure to financial and legal liabilities.
The Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their workers (employees and contractors) and the public, while protecting the environment in which they work. To achieve this objective, you need to have appropriate health and safety arrangements in your workplace in order to mitigate your workplace health & safety risks and to comply with the Work Health and Safety legislation.
In order to win contracts and gain more business, many organisations including state and federal government entities require documented evidence of your effective management to health and safety prior to awarding the contract. Furthermore, to ensure appropriate health & safety measures for construction projects, state and federal government entities undertake initial WHS management system audit of potential tenderers through established accreditation and contractor approval schemes and perform regular WHS audits during the life of the contract once awarded.
To achieve any or all of the above, our WHS Consultants can provide tailored, practical and cost-effective ways for your WHS management, leaving you free to focus on running your business.
Development/Implementation/Reviews of OHS/WHS Management System Documentation
Our chartered WHS Consultants and Certified OHS Professionals can assist your organisation in the development, implementation or review of your WHS management system and WHS manual in whole or in part to address specific requirements.
We perform a third party review, gap analysis and WHS audit of the entire WHS system or specific elements of the system or programs by our chartered safety consultants and RABQSA accredited OHS management system auditor to:
- Australian Standard AS4801 audit criteria.
- Federal safety commissioner and state government accreditation schemes for construction projects.
- Workplace / area specific health & safety compliance OHS audits to Codes and standards.
Safe Work Method Statements
Our WHS consultants can assist you in developing a compliant format of your safe work method statement (or job safety analysis) in consultation with your employees for high and medium risk work activities.
Project WHS Management Plan / Construction WHS Management Plan / Site Safety Plan
Our WHS consultants can assist you in developing or reviewing your construction Project WHS Management Plan (Principal Contractor and subcontractor) or site safety plan in consultation with stakeholders.
Workplace WHS Inspection & Risk Assessment
Our WHS consultants can perform a third party workplace or site WHS inspection on your behalf to identify generic and site specific hazards, assess the risk and identify cost-effective risk treatment options.
Contractor Health and Safety (WHS) Management
Our WHS consultants are experienced in developping and implementing compliant contractor WHS management systems which cover contractor pre-qualification, evaluation and monitoring to suit the client requirements.
We develop and deliver training programs tailored to your requirements including:
Employee induction program
- WHS/OHS site induction program (construction site)
Contractor WHS briefing