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September 18, 2017

Five steps to a safe and healthy workplace

October is National Safe Work Month – a time to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.

 

1. Design safe

Your safety journey should never end – making sure your workplace is healthy and safe is a continuous cycle of improvement.

Consider

  • What are the physical, mental and emotional demands associated with getting the work done?
  • Where is the work actually done and what is the working environment like?
  • What machines, equipment, materials, substances, vehicles and structures used?
  • Who’s doing the work and do they have the tools, skills and resources they need to do it safely?

 

2. Source safe

Your safety journey should never end – making sure your workplace is healthy and safe is a continuous cycle of improvement.

Consider

  • When buying materials and equipment, have you consulted the people who use them?
  • Are you buying equipment that’s designed for the task, fit for purpose, and suited to your unique workplace?
  • Are you sourcing from overseas and inadvertently importing risks?

 

3. Keep safe

Your safety journey should never end – making sure your workplace is healthy and safe is a continuous cycle of improvement.

Consider

  • Has broken or damaged equipment been replaced?
  • Are your maintenance schedules up to date?
  • Can workers report breakdowns and malfunctions easily?
  • Are your systems and equipment contemporary?
  • Can kit be cleaned and stored appropriately?

 

4. Use safe

Your safety journey should never end – making sure your workplace is healthy and safe is a continuous cycle of improvement.

Consider

  • Have you done a risk assessment?
  • If you know the risks are the right controls in place?
  • Is a safe work method or quick safety check always done before work starts?
  • Has everyone been trained appropriately?
  • Is the equipment being used as intended? Does everyone feel confident using it?
  • Is personal protective equipment required and does everyone know how to wear it?
  • Is the emergency plan up to date and understood?

 

5. Repeat

Your safety journey should never end – making sure your workplace is healthy and safe is a continuous cycle of improvement.

Consider

  • Are your current risk controls still working?
  • Are there new or emerging risks which need to be controlled?
  • Have you made sure you are also controlling uncommon but potentially catastrophic risks?
  • Have you investing your work health and safety resources where there is the greatest potential for reducing harm?
  • Are you ready willing and able to respond to any early warning signs?

 

 


 

Our Infinity Project Management Team and Designers are committed to complying to Australian Standards and Good Work Design. With support documentation and proven competency, our staff is qualified to perform consultation, design, installation and maintenance support for any airline, Australia wide.

 

If you would like more information on the advantages of an Infinity designed airline system, contact the Infinity Pipe Systems Project Management Team on 1300 272 982 or at info@infinitypipesystems.com.au.

 

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