Friday, 15 January 2016

Safety Management System Training Should Be A Priority

What would you do if one of your employees was injured as a result of an accident at work - or worse still, died in a workplace accident? Not something you want to dwell on, right? And we all like to think that it will never happen. But sadly, it does.

As of last Christmas Eve, the number of Australian workers who were killed at work in 2015 was 186 [Safe Work Australia] - fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. It's 186 too many.

And that's why all businesses should be considering an ISO safety management system.

Safety management system training and certification is specifically geared towards creating safer, more enjoyable workplaces. And staff who feel appreciated and cared for are much more productive.

AS/NZS 4801:2001 Safety Management SystemTop priority

Occupational health and safety rules are there to protect everyone - including the boss and the customers! It should be a top priority - for so many reasons.

As well as avoiding the devastation of human loss or injury, it can also save a business millions in compensation and loss of production.

Safety consultants in Brisbane are the go-to people for advice on this, and they will point out that it's not just about having a safe office or workshop, but safe tools and equipment, too.

And that includes the correct training and safety gear to operate that machinery.

AS/NZS 4801:2001 Safety Management System (Australian Standard) & OHSAS 18001:2007 (International Standard) help decrease work-related injuries, prevent accidents and improve productivity.

Legal requirements

Safety management system training also ensures that business practices are in line with all legal requirements.

An ISO safety management system can be applied to any organisation, large or small, regardless of the industry. Like all ISO Standards, safety management system certification is the result of expert international discussion and examples. That means that even the smallest Australian business can benefit from global management experience and good practice.