Safe Work Australia’s latest worker fatality statistics identifies that 148 workplace fatalities have occurred from 1st January 2016 to 8th November 2016. The below link will bring you to a numerical chart with industry breakdown: http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/statistics/work-related-fatalities/pages/worker-fatalities Some notable industry trends are listed below: Fatalities by Industry Transport, postal & warehousing account for 35% of all [...]
Are You GHS Ready?
October 28, 2016
From the 1st January 2017 new labeling for workplace hazardous chemicals is required. The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a United Nations initiative that standardises chemical classification, labelling and safety data sheets (SDS) for use in workplaces internationally. To meet the new requirements manufacturers and importers of hazardous [...]
What Nobody Told Me – SWMS Vs JSA
June 27, 2016
When working with clients time and time again we are asked to clarify when a task requires a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) or a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and what is the difference between a SWMS and a JSA. With that in mind I have prepared the below comparison table which helps to identify [...]
How Good Does it Feel to Give?
June 7, 2016
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service are running a campaign aimed at small businesses and company’s to help meet the constant demand for blood donations. The campaign is called RED25 and Custodian Safety Services have proudly registered to become one of the many Australian businesses encouraging clients, friends and family to donate blood and share [...]
What Nobody Told Me – OHS Don’ts
February 22, 2016
Don’t conduct high risk tasks without written work methods Australian OHS/WHS law identifies area of work that is classified as High Risk. Where work carried out by companies comes under the category of high risk, written work methods with sequential task identification, associated hazards, initial risk ratings, controls, residual risk rating and a responsible person [...]