WHS RISK ASSESSMENTS

A workplace risk assessment can aid businesses in identifying, examining and preventing risks. Risk assessments are mandatory for certain activities but should be carried out by all industries when there is a change in the workplace or if there is uncertainty about a particular risk or hazard. Once a risk assessment has been carried out, measures can be implemented to control the identified risks.

The Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011 requires Persons in Control of a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) to manage risk associated with their business.

There are a number of discreet risk assessments that are required to be undertaken on a regular basis by owners and/or facility managers in order to ensure due diligence and legislative compliance.

Some of these include risk assessment of:

  • Confined Spaces
  • Falls
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Traffic Management
  • Plant

Tony Lane Consulting can assess any or all of these elements within your property or organisation. In assessing these areas, reference is made to the WHS Act and Regulations as well as Codes of Practice and Australian Standards. Recommendations will be made to rectify any deficiencies identified during the risk assessment. It is best practice to ensure these elements are assessed at a frequency of not less than every five years.

Call/contact Tony Lane Consultants today to see which of these assessments may be required for your business.

Learn more about workplace health and safety risk assessments here.

PROPERTY RISK AUDITS

If you are a property owner or manager of a commercial, retail or industrial premises, there are a number of elements of Work Health and Safety that require regular assessment. The best way to achieve this is to seek expert advice from an impartial third party.

At Tony Lane Consulting we can provide peace of mind and expert advice to your organisation through a thorough assessment and inspection of your property. Our Property Risk Audits look at the following elements of your business:

  • Cooling Towers
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Public Liability
  • Essential Safety Measures/Fire Safety
  • Confined Spaces
  • Plant & Certification of Operators
  • Falls (Working at Heights) Risk
  • Contractor Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Workplace Environment
  • Air/Noise Emissions
  • Traffic Control & Management
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Hazardous Materials

Our recommendations will not only ensure that you are fully compliant with current WHS and Fire Safety Legislation, but also ensure that best practice controls are in place to reduce risk to the lowest practicable level.

Spending on regular auditing is a fantastic insurance policy against litigation should one of your workers, contractors or a member of the public be injured at your workplace. For professional work health and safety, call/contact Tony Lane Consultants today to see what auditing program is right for your business.