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

Hazardous Chemicals: Safe Work Method

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that SAI Global advises the publication of ‘S813:0392 Safe Work Method Statement – Hazardous Chemicals – Working Around’. It is a Word DOC, not a PDF so you can add logos, change colours and add or delete information as needed. It contains commonly encountered safety aspects and is not a blank template. You… Read more

Building & Work Health Safety Legislation

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that building owners, occupiers or employers of a building inherit obligations under various statutory legislation to ensure building works, alterations, occupation of a building and the inspection, testing and maintenance of nominated essential safety measures are complied with as required. The following table provide the reader with comprehensive overview of Australia’s building control… Read more

Evacuation Diagrams: Work Health Safety: OHS

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors report that under Work Health & Safety/ OHS Legislation, an employer must ensure due diligence is taken, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation of persons from the place of… Read more

Safe Design of Structures: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that Safe Work Australia has issued a Code of Practice titled ‘Safe Design of Structures’. The Code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or those who design structures that will be used, or could reasonably be expected to be used, as a workplace. This includes architects, building designers and engineers. This Code… Read more

Steel Storage Racking: Work Health Safety: Racking Audit

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise when choosing steel storage racking always ensure the product you’re buying meets Australia’s established design and manufacturing standards. A recent article by the Australian Steel Storage Manufacturers Group states that there has been an influx of imported pallet racking which may not meet Australian Standards, leaving PCBU’s at risk of work health safety… Read more

Cooling System Audits: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that the primary reference document used throughout Australia to mitigate work health safety risk associated with air and water systems in buildings for cooling tower audits, is the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3666, ‘Air-handling and water systems of buildings – Microbial control’. The control measures in place throughout Australia have work health safety… Read more