A new financial year and a good reason to assess
where you are at with WH&S.
Well a new financial year and for most of
us we have survived another 12 months of business “taxing” and “changes”.
A new year brings the chance to re assess
our businesses in a number of areas as well as the area of WH&S and
compliance, so we thought we would give you a few triggers to get you thinking………….
yourself these few questions!
- What will my work cover insurance
premium look like when I renew it? Have I had to claim?
- When was the last time I went through
the “due diligence” checklist we worked through when the laws changed 6
months ago on the 1 of January.
- Have I looked at the training matrix I
said I would focus on when we talked about the changes to the legislation
requirements? Have we completed the training we said we would undertake?
(Ergonomics, Manual Handling, Harassment)
- Are all the current workers I have with
me up to date with their competencies and Inductions? (Including
Volunteers and Contractors)
- Have I booked for my Annual Audit
review of the business and action plan which also forms part of my due
diligence or Governance?
- Are my documents and templates current
and up to date reflecting the new legislation? Have I amended the dates
and reviews that align with my document control?
- Have we undertaken our required testing
of the emergency procedures for our business? Remember this is still a
- Have we been holding and recording our
meetings (consultation process) as required. This is still a minimum of
every 3 months and clearly stated in the new Regulations.
- Have we worked out the requirements and
feel comfortable that we are covered with “Working From Home” and “Home
- Do I have a clear understanding of what
and where I need to report serious incidents and dangerous events? The
definitions have changed so am I up to date with them?
did you go with the answers?
done if you have answered all of these with conviction and assurance that you
are in line to where you need to be. If you haven’t it is time to get some
questions were sent through to get the thinking and planning process started,
ready for the next 12 months.
if you need any checklists to help define some of these questions let us know
and happy to send through.
need assistance in turning these questions from a NO to a YES
again let us know.
make this year a profitable one by staying safe and fir for work!!!!
outcome for your bottom line!!