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Planning for a Safe Working Year




New Year, New Ideas, New WHS Risks? One Better Safe Solutions Plan


The new working year provides an ideal opportunity for businesses and their leaders to take-stock and undertake a few simple WHS planning activities that if done well can help set up their businesses for a successful and safe working year.


Business leaders should consider the following:

1. Have we established a plan of WHS preventative activities to be undertaken throughout the year?

2. Has the WHS-risk landscape changed and how will affect my business?

3. Is my business able to easily adapt to the latest COVID-19 Government-imposed restrictions?

4. Do I know who my Contractors are, and do we have copies of their required insurances?

5. What is our Workers Compensation and Employee Assistance Program data telling us; what are our issues/ trends/ where should we invest to prevent further claims?

6. Has our WHS Management System been reviewed internally within the last 1 year, and reviewed externally within the last 2 years?

7. Have all our buildings constructed prior to 2004 been inspected for asbestos within the last 5 years?


If you answered NO to any of the above 7 questions, you and your business may not be fully ready to tackle any new WHS risks that may come your way this year.


The Better Safe Solutions team has available a short 10-minute WHS Quiz that can assist businesses further understand their current WHS strengths and weaknesses.


To access a free copy of this WHS Quiz, feel free to reach out to the team at peter@bettersafesolutions.com.au


Upon completion of the WHS Quiz, just send it back to the team who will then be in contact to discuss any recommended next steps.


Happy New Year

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