OLD SCHOOL WORK HEALTH & SAFETY – why it’s different now.

We’ve all heard it. “In my day safety at work came down to common sense!” Sometimes it’s worth stopping to ask, “Is it common sense to hire a backpacker with no farm experience and tell him to drive a ½ million-dollar machine or carry out a tricky job with little or no instruction?” If a […]

HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK – Who’s responsible?

Each state of Australia has Work Health & Safety (WHS) laws. Most states except Victoria and Western Australia have WHS laws that are harmonised with the federal model making them the same. Victoria’s WHS laws are very close to the harmonised model. Western Australian laws are slightly different but are essentially the same in the general […]

Monitoring and WHS