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3 things that Safety Champion Software has that the others don’t…

If you are on the market for software to help you to keep your people safe and healthy at work, […]

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Are your workers often working off-site?

Many employers don’t realise this. But if your workers are travelling to other locations to perform work for your business, […]

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So, you want to do something to encourage better mental health in your workplace?

Recently, The Black Dog Institute published an article about a study that showed strong evidence that training managers within workplaces […]

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What on earth is ‘presenteeism’?

Certainly, when managing business, we take into account the impact of paid staff leave from both a financial and productivity […]

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A quick overview of health and safety penalty notices…

So, an Inspector might have recently paid a visit to your workplace and left you with some kind of ‘report’. […]

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Workplace stress can be next to invisible… watch these videos

This health and safety month has placed a massive focus on building greater awareness of mental health in the workplace […]

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There’s no excuse to not know about safety

Ignorantia legis neminem excusat.   What on earth does that mean, you ask? Well, this is the legal principle holding […]

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One way to improve overall wellbeing in your business today

There is no question about it – looking after the health and wellbeing of both you and your people is […]

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Why use the 70:20:10 model...

Differences in learning styles, attention spans and the way that we generally consume information these days, means that the way […]

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The 3 C's of effective health and safety management...

As health and safety professionals, we are often met with similar frustrations from our clients. They find safety confusing and […]

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A two-question quiz to help you find the right health and wellbeing app for you

We are hearing more and more about it these days. Issues of poor mental health and general wellbeing are on […]

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Free upcoming OHS seminar for small businesses | 22 August in Melbourne

It’s no secret – to you or us – that many small businesses are overwhelmed and confused by health and […]

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5 easy things every workplace can do to manage foreseeable safety hazards

It might seem extremely obvious, but maintaining a clean and clutter free workplace is one of the simplest things you […]

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Health and safety legislation – the basic explanation

With all the acronyms, authorities and legislation out there, health and safety legislation can be complicated for many businesses that […]

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What is the difference between all those health and safety acronyms anyway?

A lot of our new clients come to us and say a similar thing. “I just got confused with all […]

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Try ‘stacking’ your habits… to prevent safety from falling over.

At the Safety Champion HQ we were recently discussing a blog we came across in Fast Company. The author was […]

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How you can identify the common injury hotspots in your industry?

One of the most difficult parts of business is managing your legal OHS and WHS obligations. Your business has responsibilities […]

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Four ways to provide better support to your First Aid Officers

Most small and medium sized businesses these days have cottoned on to some great OHS/WHS practices, realising the huge importance […]

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What on earth did we do before MYOB, Xero or Quickbooks?

It wasn’t actually so long ago that many small to medium sized businesses were still shuffling invoices and receipts around […]

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Tips for safer manual handling practices in your workplace

Think about the last time you lifted an object that was heavier or more awkward than you realised. You might […]

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Do you have young, first-time workers on board?

Last year, WorkSafe Victoria ran a brilliant public campaign to build awareness about the vulnerability of young people to workplace […]

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Are you protecting the safety of your workers who handle cash?

This is something that you may not have thought about before. But just by being a business where cash handling is a […]

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Ways to reduce the risks of fatigue in your workplace.

There’s no denying that the 24/7, ‘always on’ world we are now living in is becoming more than a worry […]

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Some things you hadn’t thought about when you last hired a contractor…

Just in case you were wondering… yes, your business has the same duty of care towards contractors as it does […]

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How to tame your documents...

For many businesses, document management is hard. Ensuring that documents are controlled so obsolete documents and superseded versions are not […]

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How to tame your records…

For literally every business out there, records management is the bane of everyone’s existence. Regardless of whether you are filing the […]

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Three questions you need to ask to positively lead mental wellbeing discussions in your workplace

The Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration Business Leaders Breakfast was held on 7 March 2017. We were keen to be […]

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This is an office. That OHS stuff doesn’t really apply here…

Right? Well, not quite. Actually, health and safety legislation in Australia doesn’t distinguish between industries or workplaces at all. Your duty […]

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How to prevent stress from escalating in your workplace.

This is news to a lot of businesses we work with, but currently work-related stress is the second most commonly […]

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How to actually achieve your OHS targets in 2017

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Ok, this is something that we harp on about a bit […]

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Planning this year's Christmas Party? Know your health and safety role

Yes, Christmas is a great time to celebrate the year’s achievements and let loose with your colleagues and workers. It’s […]

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Everything you need to know about Personal Protective Equipment

As an employer you are responsible for establishing control measures to best ensure your workers are not injured when at […]

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Which SPF rating sunscreen should my workers be using?

These days, it seems like there are so many different SPF ratings of sunscreen on the market it’s hard to […]

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Some like it hot, others get heat stress…

According to the weather gurus, we are approaching another steamy, hot summer in Australia. When are we not, right?! But […]

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What about the secondary caregiver's health and safety?

In March this year, Australian dot com giant REA Group announced a pretty amazing parental leave policy. It not only […]

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Go paperless with your OHS practices

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, finding a lost document will cost a company $122 on average. It is also estimated that 7.5% […]

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What's the difference between documents and records anyway?

It is important to understand that there is a difference between health and safety procedure documents and health and safety […]

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Some pointers for those without formally documented OHS Procedures

For many small businesses, especially those with regular and ongoing communication across all levels of the business, undocumented Health and Safety Procedures may […]

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Advantages to having documented Health and Safety Procedures in place

For many businesses documenting your Health and Safety Procedures is not vital to be in compliance with the legislation. Read more […]

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Don't wait for the storm to pass, dance in the rain

Many businesses delay initialising their Health and Safety Management System for a number of reasons. Some of the commons ones we hear about […]

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Do Health and Safety Procedures need to be formally documented to be real?

You’ll be relieved to hear that for many businesses, particularly smaller ones, the short answer is ‘no’.   Adhering to […]

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Safety Management Systems: A "For Dummies" Guide

We are often asked ‘What is a Safety Management System?’ and usually the common follow up question is ‘Why do […]

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Why you should transition your Safety Management System to an Online Safety System

Safety Management Systems whilst relatively easy to establish, can often be complex beasts to implement. Whilst it is easy for […]

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Effective Safety Management Systems for Business: Practical Advice

All too often we see businesses go to great effort or expense to establish health and safety policies and procedures, […]

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Six reasons why managers are introducing OHS Software, WHS Software or Safety Software to their business

There are a lot of benefits that can be gained from purchasing, commissioning and implementing a cloud-based OHS Software, WHS […]

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What are the main web-browsers and how do they differ?

A web browser or just browser is what you and the other 3 billion internet users access the internet through. […]

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What are your responsibilities for your pregnant workers?

A lot of employers get confused about exactly what their responsibilities are with their pregnant workers. How close to the […]

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More requests for 'sit-stand' workstations? Try something else...

Since the 60-Minutes story ‘Stand Up Australia – Is sitting down killing us?’ aired in September 2014 the following question has […]

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Help your workers retain those vital skills

Training is an important component of your health and safety program. It ensures that your workers have the appropriate knowledge […]

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Six things you should be aware of before implementing OHS Software, WHS Software or Safety Software

OHS Software, WHS Software, or Safety Software especially cloud-based software, is the future of business operations and is certainly the direction […]

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Safety Management Systems: A comprehensive overview

What is a Safety Management System? A Safety Management System is a systematic approach to managing safety. It should outline […]

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