Summer and Air Conditioning: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise as the warmer weather approaches people’s thoughts turn to servicing their air-conditioning units.  Many refrigeration technicians are now refusing to access some roof mounted units. As Work Place Safety Assessors have no affiliation with any height safety products retailers we can undertake an unbiased inspection of your property and provide a report and… Read more

Asset Management: Public Liability: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise lack of maintenance and vandalism of public accessible structures such as playground equipment, raised boardwalks and other structures can be a public liability nightmare. Work Place Safety Assessors can assist PCUB’s (persons conducting a business or undertaking) with regular inspections/audits of public access structures as part of your asset management plan… (more) Further… Read more

Evacuation Exercise: Trial Evacuations: When Things Go Wrong

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that observing trial evacuations (evacuation exercise) from facilities there has been plenty of opportunity to witness interesting incidents. ‘Facilities’ can refer to a wide range of buildings such as office blocks, factories, warehouses, hotels and schools.  Many of these incidents are revealing, in that the evacuations were stressful,  inspiring or educational. Trial evacuations are… Read more

Working at Heights Audits: Work Place Safety Assessors

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that Working at Heights is an identified risk in many industries such as transport, commercial and domestic construction, utility services, telecommunications, and in buildings, workplaces and sites where falls can, and do occur when working at heights… (more) Further Advice For advice on safe occupation of a building, please contact your closest Work… Read more

SAI Global Guide to Standards: Dangerous Goods: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that SAI Global has updated the ‘Guide to Standards – Dangerous Goods’ mentioning that “this document provides information on Standards and other industry specific information that may be of interest to anyone working with different types of dangerous goods, including manufacturers, importers, suppliers and users. The publications outlined in this guide cover requirements… Read more

BCA: Slip Resistance for Stairways, Landings & Ramps

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that the Australia Building Codes Board has issued an advisory note titled ‘Slip resistance for Stairways, Landings and Ramps’. This advisory note reflects the inclusion of deemed-to-satisfy slip-resistance provisions into the Building Code of Australia. This requires treads or nosing on treads to comply with slip-resistance classification, when tested to Australian Standard AS… Read more

QLD: Storage Audits: Racking Audits: Work Health Safety: WHS

QLD – Work Place Safety Assessors advise occupiers and those who manage or control workplaces of a Safe Work Australia work health safety publication on Storage and Racking. Work Place Safety Assessors can assist with Storage Audits and Racking Audits to satisfy work health safety obligations… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for… Read more

Hazardous Areas: Safe Word Method

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that SAI Global advises the publication of ’10424 Safe Work Statement – Hazardous Areas – Working in SWMS’. It is a Work DOC, not a PDF so you can add logos, change colours and add or deleted information as needed. It contains commonly encountered safety aspects and is not a blank template. You… Read more

Exit Paths: AS 3745-2010: Work Health Safety

NSW – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation (EPAR). The Regulations require building… Read more

WA: Working at Heights: Work Health Safety

WA – Work Place Safety Assessors advise occupiers and those who manage or control workplaces that a Safe Work Commission OH&S work health safety publication covers the responsibilities of those nominated in the Act/Regulations. Work Place Safety Assessors can assist property managers and occupiers with a Working at Heights Audit to satisfy work health safety obligations… (more) Work Health Safety… Read more