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

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