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Articles of Interest

A WHSS our focus is on bringing Occupational Health & Safety services to your company, to improve the risk management sytems you have in place, to provide up to date documentation and ensure your compliance with relevant laws. We have been operating for over 13 years and provide Occupational Health & Safety services to Industry Groups, such as Airconditioning, Refrigeration, Manufacturing and Engineering.

Occupational Health and Safety for employees in Victoria is under a legislative regime which includes Acts, Regulations, and Codes of Practice.


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CONSULTATION
Consultation is an important aspect of managing health and safety. Employers should consult with all stake-holders over how risks are managed. Mechanisms for consultation between employers and employees include health and safety representatives and committees. Other parties, such as manufacturers and suppliers, must also be part of the consultation process. Here you will find information and resources to assist with consultation.

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RISK MANAGEMENT
Risk management is about minimising the risk to all persons in a workplace from occupational injury and disease. Risk management is essential for all companies, regardless of their size. It involves identifying the hazards and then developing a plan to eliminate, isolate or minimise them. A Risk is measured in terms of consequences and likelihood.


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FIRST AID
Requirements for first aid kits and facilities are set out in your OH&S manual; Victorian OHS regulations, advisory standards and codes of practice.



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WORKPLACE TRAINING
There is a legal requirement to provide OHS training, in order to assist in achieving the duty of care for the safety, health and welfare of all employees. Refer to the Victorian OHS Act 2004 or your OH&S manual.



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HAZARDS
There are countless hazards in the workplace. Managing OHS involves identifying, eliminating or controlling these hazards. Here you will find information on some common workplace hazards and suggestions on how to deal with them.






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