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National Safe Work Month – October 2015

Safe Work Australia’s National Safe Work Month is happening again this October! 

Safe Work Month is a national event that focuses on the importance of safety in your workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.

This year’s theme is Be safe. Be healthy. Because… to encourage people to think about their reasons for staying safe on the job.


According to recent statistics:

  • In 2008-09, the total cost of work related injury and illness to employers, workers and the community was $60.6 billion
  • In 2014, 188 workers were killed at work
  • To date this year, there have been around 20 court prosecutions by NSW WorkCover with fines ranging from $75,000 to $250,000 for breaching various WHS laws.

InConsult encourages all organisations to Be safe. Be healthy. Because… it makes good business sense.

To get you in the spirit of National Safe Work Month 2015, we have suggested a range of activities to help raise awareness and improve the level of staff safety engagement:

  • Update key elements of your WHS Plans and Safe Work Methods.
  • Hold Safety Update Training for all managers.
  • Host a “Lunch and Learn” for all staff to outline key elements of your WHS framework.
  • Conduct a Scenario based WHS Exercise for a high risk area.  

Are there any gaps in your WHS Management System?

InConsult has a wide range of WHS services to help enhance, refine and improve your workplace safety like:

  • Safety Check: An independent WHS management system audit conducted by an accredited WHS Lead Auditor to evaluate the organisations  level of compliance with AS/NZS 4801, WHS Act (2011) and applicable WHS regulations.
  • Safety Aid: Helping organisations improve key elements of their WHS management system including documentation (policy, procedures, SWMS), training, inspections and incident management.
  • Safe @ Work: Conducting a work site risk inspection of your workplace, identifying risks and providing a written report listing important actions.
  • Safety Wise: WHS training to provide directors, managers and front-line staff with an overview of WHS requirements and familiarisation with your organisations key procedures.
  • Safety First: Facilitating a range of scenario-based emergency and safety exercises for staff.
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Management Audit: A review of the efficiency and effectiveness of workers’ compensation claims management processes.

Find out more about National Safe Work Month 2015 at the Safe Work Australia’s website. 

Remember that whatever you do, it’s all about keeping safety front of mind and keeping staff aware!

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