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

NSW: Working at Heights: Work Health Safety

NSW – Work Place Safety Assessors advise occupiers and those who manage or control workplaces that a Work Safe Australia 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) Further Advice For… Read more

Duties of Managers Who Control Workplaces: Work Health Safety

VIC - Work Place Safety Assessors advise occupiers and those who manager or control workplaces that a WorkSafe Victoria work health safety publication covers the responsibilities of those nominated in the Act. Essential Property Services can assist property managers and occupiers with an OH&S Initial Hazard Identification… (more) Further Advice For safe occupation of a building advice please contact our closest… Read more

Tenants: Dangerous Goods: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise property owners to be concerned about the storage of dangerous goods as non compliance under the requirements of Work Health Safety regulations. The Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2000 requires the occupier of a premise where dangerous goods are stored and handled (where quantities exceed those listed) must establish a safe storage and… Read more

Standards Guide: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that SAI Global has issued a free guide entitled “Guide to Standards – Workplace Health & Safety”. This guide provides information on Standards, Certification schemes and other industry specific information that can be used by organisations to manage areas relating to Workplace Health and Safety including risk management, slip hazards, evacuation of buildings, safety and… Read more