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I’m not going to start off by telling you how to run your company, nor claim to be able to offer any cutting edge business advice on how safety is the key to make your next millions. Instagram and Facebook have plenty of fake gurus who are willing sell you a bunch of templates or a roadmap to passive income riches. All for just $167 per week, reduced to a once off payment of $97, today only.

What I offer you is simple:

 

The Wakefield Occupational Health and Safety Management System is S.A.F.E.

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Does your business need this? Can you afford this? Putting aside the usual 'can you afford not to' argument, let’s have a look at some costs involved in a typical workplace incident, involving a back injury.

IT'S A STANDARD DAY...

Your supervisor, and a couple other workers were called into the office at the end of lunchtime on a Friday afternoon to help move some office furniture to get ready for some painting that was going to happen over the weekend.

While moving a desk your supervisor stumbled, twisted, and hurt his back. It’s bad, you call an ambulance and as required my law reported the incident to WorkSafe. (For more info on reportable incidents go to worksafe.vic.gov.au) Your supervisor has a slipped disc and will be off work for at least a month.

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Even a simple incident can cost a lot of time and money. Have a read through the information below to get a picture of what it might cost your business.

  • How are you managing COVID 19?
    Wakefield Consultant Services continues to monitor the local impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the latest directives surrounding this. The safety, health and well-being of our team, trainers/assessors, and our students, is our top priority. We are continuing to offer face-to-face classes under the most recent advice from public health authorities, and have implemented additional measures with aim to provide the safest possible learning environment for our students. These measures include conducting smaller class sizes, facilitating social distancing wherever possible, increasing cleaning of our facilities, and provision of hand sanitiser. We need your help to keep everyone safe and healthy. How? When attending your training session, please be prepared to follow the instruction of your trainer regarding measures such as social distancing. While not mandatory, you may wish to bring and wear a face mask as an additional precaution. Importantly, please reschedule your training for another time if in the last 14 days you have: Experienced symptoms such as coughing, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or body aches Been in close contact with anyone who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 Returned from overseas travel If symptoms appear while attending your course, please return home immediately for both your comfort and the safety of those around you. If you are seen to be demonstrating these symptoms, you may be asked to leave the facility, again, for safety reasons. Thank you. We value your custom and appreciate your help in keeping our workplace and each other safe.
  • How often do I need to have refresher training?
    Generally every 3 years, but that can vary from site to site and different employers. It's always best to check with a new employer or site to confirm their requirements. The majority of larger sites require an operator to have a current VOC for the specified piece of plant they will be operating.
  • Where do you do the training?
    Provided there is access to suitable compliant plant and equipment, we can come to you.
  • What's the class size?
    Our minimum class size is 4 people.
  • Do you offer any other training?
    At this stage no, but stay tuned as we are in the process of registering as an RTO.
  • How long does the training take
    We offer a blended version in which the majority of the required paperwork is completed prior to the practical assessment. Depending on equipment a VOC can take a couple of hours.

PICTURE THIS...

WorkSafe issues an infringement notice and gives you 6 weeks to rectify the issues. 

  • Create a risk register for every part of the company

  • Ensure adequate hazard controls are in place

  • Updating policies

  • Writing new procedures

  • Organise and deliver training about the new changes for your entire workforce  

Question: How do you protect yourself and your business from the kind disruption an incident causes?

Answer: A Wakefield S.A.F.E OHS System.

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They are far from sexy, but it is undisputed that well-designed policies and procedures help organisations comply with work health and safety legislation and regulations. When it comes to the crunch, he who has the most paperwork will win. However, all these policies, procedures and paperwork aren’t worth jack unless they're part of larger system that takes action and achieves the targets set out in them. It’s about constantly working towards compliance. Ten grand spent on an OHSMS sitting in a drawer in the back office would be money better spent at the track.

A robust and active health and safety management system is:

  • continuously improving and evolving along side your business

  • improving and managing safety related outcomes through user feedback

  • building on existing health and safety processes however messy and disjointed they are

  • fitting into your other management systems

  • strengthening your safety culture

  • demonstrating your due diligence

 

Our system is built using the Australian standard, AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 which spells out the conditions for a workplace health and safety management system and gives guidance on its use.

The Wakefield Occupational Health and Safety Management System is:

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Stop rolling the dice and take action today.

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