Last week, another two people died at work in Victoria; one whilst working on the Westgate tunnel project and the other following a fall from a height. These fatalities take the total to 13 for 2018. 13 too many.
Leaders at all levels of a business need to understand the risks to health and safety in their part of the organisation and the need to give proportionate attention to each of them. This applies to the level of detail and effort put into assessing the risks, implementing appropriate controls, supervising and monitoring the controls to ensure they are working as planned.
Ask yourself the following questions to start thinking about what you are doing to lead health and safety in the workplace:
Also think about management tasks within the organisation and ask yourself:
If you are a business of up to 200 employees, why not take advantage of WorkSafe’s free OHS Essentials program which entitles eligible businesses to up to 10 hours worth of free OHS consulting from a Victorian Chamber expert?
Or, if you would like help to boost your leadership performance, set up your health and safety management program or simply ask our advice, email our Health, Safety and Wellbeing team for advice or call us on 03 8662 5333.
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