Workplace safety as a concept and practice is not new to how we do business. Here in the Western world, we are quite often shocked by the lack of safety practices overseas, and rightly so. It should be a basic expectation that you go to work and perform your job in a safe environment, without incident, so that you can return home to your family. There are a lot of elements that go into making that a reality, and compliance with legislation and mandated standards of safety is a key one.
New Australian industrial manslaughter laws place the onus of compliance and accountability squarely at the highest level of every business. Board members, executives and directors are all in the spotlight in the event of an industrial accident. With the new legislation allowing some of the highest pecuniary penalties and jail terms known, ensuring compliance is more critical than ever.
The best way to meet the stringent requirements is via certification to ISO 45001, which is an international standard. The elimination of all hazards requires effective management of the identification, rectification and assessment of the safety measures in the workplace.
High Safe Australia has qualified, experienced and professional personnel who are highly skilled in all aspects of high risk and mitigation thereof. We offer a range of services across the main risk areas of working at heights, people flow and vertical transport, biohazard, asbestos and hazmat, high risk work and confined space operations.
Our team will bring their expertise to every step of the process, starting with an in-depth assessment of the environment to identify the risks. The comprehensive inspection report will include a risk and needs assessment as well as the planning and design of the proposed rectifications. We can provide specialist labour to boost your in-house capability as well as offering change management and training for your staff to ensure compliance with new measures. In addition, we are able to supply specialised equipment and PPE for high risk environments, as well as the ongoing monitoring required to ensure continued compliance.
Outsourcing these important tasks to High Safe Australia makes it easy for your business to meet its legal obligations with respect to workplace safety. Our team keeps abreast of any and all changes to safety legislation, reducing the amount of due diligence that your business needs to do in-house.
Protecting your staff from workplace injuries, as well as protecting your executives from prosecution is paramount in your operations, however we understand the need to do so within a budget. This will be adhered to as closely as possible, without compromising the compliance required.
There is no doubt that the recent changes to the industrial manslaughter laws make the legislative obligations seem onerous. Engaging a professional organisation, who specialises in high risk areas of operations, to assess and implement required changes to ensure compliance is the safest bet, and safety should always come first.