Our Health and Safety Management System ensures business owners are compliant with the new Health and Safety Law effective April 2016, (HSWA – The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015).
Our system is structured around an internationally accepted standard Worksafe Warranty 2013: a user friendly and more cost-effective solution for small to medium sized businesses.
The system is:
The System contains the critical policies and operating procedures required for the business owner to achieve and maintain legal compliance to HSWA (at all times.)
We provide the option of formal annual assessment and certification to the WorkSafe 2013 Warranty Health & Safety Management Standard.
Certification basically requires the business to monitor and manage its hazards that may result in harm to its employees. By controlling risks and creating improvements, not only will the business be protecting its employees but will also bring bottom line benefits to the performance of the company. There is also the added advantage that the standard requires the company to be aware of all the legislative requirements that are relevant to its operations and therefore the potential for legal non-compliances, and any subsequent court costs or fines, is likewise minimized.
The key benefits of the Astute Health and Safety management system are generally:
Five very typical simple steps – 1. A Phone Call to Determine Your Needs and to Discuss Our Affordable Fees. 2. A Visit To Your Workplace at Our Cost 3. Discussion with the Business Owner/s or Representative/s 4. Provide Our Proposal/Quote 5. Get Started.
During our initial discussions, we explain the importance of Health and Safety compliance by taking our prospective clients through the most important features of The Act (HSWA 2015). We also explain what is required to achieve and maintain compliance.
Once appointed, we get started on developing a health and safety plan for the clients’ business. There are three steps in which we guide our clients:
The three steps are a cycle, so once the plan is in place our clients are ready to review it regularly or when something goes wrong.
Typically our process involves a simple but thorough risk assessment of the business premises and customer work type. We review our findings with the business owner then develop the Health and Safety Management Plan and System for the business.
As employee participation and engagement is now mandatory under the Act, the H&S plan and management systems are developed in consultation with both the business owner and employees.
Compliance creates a safe and healthy working environment.
Our service includes the training of employees with regard to discussing any hazards and/or hazardous substances found, the control measures required to prevent illness and injury, access to first aid, use of equipment, communication and reporting. We also explain their role and responsibilities with regard to health and safety at work.
Quarterly Health and Safety meetings with the business owner and employees are highly recommended. For a small additional fee, we will attend each meeting to observe the process and to see how the Health and Safety system is doing. Following the meeting, we will review the H&S System for the business owner and provide a written report of our findings.