What on earth is a near miss? And why should I care…
To make this terminology slightly more accessible – a ‘near miss’ could simply be called a ‘close call.’ It’s […]Read More ›
3 things you probably don’t think could be true about workplace bullying
Workplace bullying or workplace victimisation can lead to a range of negative outcomes for everyone involved. Stress, low […]Read More ›
The Juggler Part 3: Training the Juggler
In many organisations, the Juggler is your “Safety Champion” – the person that keeps workplace safety on track and moving. […]Read More ›
What on earth is psychological safety?
So, psychological safety. Maybe you remember that a few years ago Google released their findings about what makes the perfect […]Read More ›
The silly season is upon us...
Santa hats, party buses, free-flowing bubbly, finger food, high heels and party hats, end-of-year toasts, marquees, dance floors… This […]Read More ›
It’s the perfect month, week and day to take action on mental health
Why? Because… This month is National Safe Work Month in Australia… And this week is Mental Health Week in […]Read More ›
Why you should take note of ‘startup’ principles in your workplace…
There are some pretty innovative things going on in the world right now. It’s an exciting time. There’s a stack […]Read More ›
The Juggler Part 2: Show your support for the Juggler!
The importance of the Juggler is clear, as many bosses and business owners know only too well. Not sure […]Read More ›
Who is responsible for health and safety anyway?
You might find it surprising – but in today’s modern working world it’s not just management, risk teams, and health […]Read More ›
The Juggler Part 1 : Who is the Juggler?
Workplace health and safety is all about preventing harm to people from the activities undertaken by a business. To achieve […]Read More ›
Why you should pay attention to health and safety prosecutions data…
Last month, our sister organisation, Action OHS Consulting, put together a pretty thorough analysis of the 2017 health and safety […]Read More ›
What on earth is an Issue Resolution Process?
What is an Issue Resolution Process, and do I need one? A lot of people ask us this. And they […]Read More ›
We’re declaring war on safety… wait, what?
That’s right. We’re declaring war. On ‘safety’. But it’s not what you think. This is the title of our upcoming […]Read More ›
Should I be worried about my staff being bullied at work?
Look, maybe you don’t need to be worried about but certainly you should be aware of workplace bullying and how […]Read More ›
What on earth is a toolbox talk?
If you don’t know what a toolbox talk is it’s likely you don’t work in a blue-collar-type role. Because in […]Read More ›
Does my business need a Safety Management System?
Our short answer is: yes! Every business needs an effective Health and Safety Management System because every business has people […]Read More ›
5 things we do to keep our team happiness level on a high!
We’re sure you know about it. There’s big things happening in the business world these days around stuff like ‘employee […]Read More ›
A perfect solution fit for SMEs…
We’re guessing that you already know you have to do something about health and safety in your business but you […]Read More ›
Do I have RSI?
Recently, one of clients was asking our advice about “RSI”. A number of their employees have raised issues over the […]Read More ›
Try doing just one thing first…
We write a lot about how to set and achieve your health and safety goals and targets on this blog. […]Read More ›
Five benefits of going paperless with your health and safety practices!
Access your files anywhere, anytime You wouldn’t be the first business in the world to struggle with keeping your OHS […]Read More ›
A lack of sleep – is it making your business drowsy?
The effect of a 24/7 society is a worry when it comes to sleep duration and quality, or the trend […]Read More ›
Top tips for getting your people behind health and safety…
Our clients often tell us that in the past they have paid quite big money to have fancy OHS policies […]Read More ›
Are you ensuring your workers are hydrated?
The arrival of the summer months, means the festive period quickly follows and consumes us all. This period also leads […]Read More ›
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, […]Read More ›
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, […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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’. […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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% […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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, […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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. […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›
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 […]Read More ›