WHS policies outline your business’s workplace health and safety obligations to people who interact with you and your company.
WHS policies apply to staff, contractors, and customers and outline the objectives and duties of the business as well as the duties of all: staff and contractors. Even if you run a small business and employ only a handful of workers, you can’t afford to assume everyone knows what is required with workplace health and safety. You should never assume that safety is ‘common sense’— a workplace that relies solely on ‘common sense’ is likely to be unsafe and serious workplace incidents could lead to heavy fines and even jail time under new industrial manslaughter laws.
Why have WHS policies?
Safety policies show your business is serious about people’s safety: about preventing work-related injury and illness. They put your business’s commitment down on paper and out in your workplace once it is displayed on walls and noticeboards.
Workplace health and safety is the responsibility of every business and any individual with controlling power over a work area. Safety policies assist workers and organisations fulfil their legislative responsibilities under the Workplace Health and Safety Act.
Safe work starts with effective, known, and understood policies.
What are the essential policies?
Unlike off the shelf products, our policies are tailored to your workplace, offering better protection for you and your business. Included in all packages is complimentary advice on how to successfully and compliantly introduce new policies to staff. We recommend policies on:
- Workplace Health and Safety
- Workplace Health and Safety Roles and Responsibilities
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- EEO Bullying and Harassment
- Ergonomics Management
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Psychological Health and Wellbeing
- Workplace Health and Safety Training
- Remote and Isolated Work
- Stress and Fatigue
- Plant and Equipment
- Site Environmental
Gold Coast WHS Consultants – 07 5655 4047.
Our Safety Services cover Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Darling Downs and the Granite Belt.