Compliance just got a whole lot easier for Australian businesses with the opening of our Toolbox webshop. Read on to find out what’s on offer and see our pick for the top 3 OHS templates for creating a safe work environment! Well, we’ve cut the virtual ribbon and it’s officially open for trade: your one-stop online shop for all the templates, forms, checklists, policies and procedures you need to keep your business and employees safe and sound to Australian Standards. To save you the time and labour required to develop the forms you need for accurate and effective OHS monitoring, recording and risk management, our team of safety experts and compliance gurus have put together this resource hub stocked with ready-to-use administrative templates to streamline your operations and safeguard your business and workers. They’re available for download any time that suits you, with clear categories on the page for easy browsing and a search bar for when you’re seeking something specific to your industry. Don’t see what you need? No problem! We’re always open to suggestions on which forms and templates would be useful to you, so just get in touch with our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you’re wanting. In the meantime, we’ve run the numbers and found out what our most requested forms are so we can give you this shortcut, straight to the source. Here they are:
The Top 3 OHS Templates for creating a safe work environment in your Australian business
The first of our Top 3 OHS Templates might seem like an optional extra, but it’s actually a legal obligation for all businesses to proactively identify hazards and risks before someone gets injured. The Workplace Inspection Tool gives you a clear and comprehensive checklist to systematically work your way by identifying known issues, assessing them for compliance, and identifying non-compliances and how they can be rectified.
Safety laws state that all required tasks in your workplace must have a ‘safe system of work’ or Safe Work Procedure that outlines how they should be done correctly. While documenting your Safe Work Procedures is not mandatory, it’s the easiest way to prove that you have a safe system of work in place. The template we offer in the Toolbox webshop has a section where your employees can sign to indicate that they’ve received training in the system, which is another legal obligation. These templates can be edited to suit your business requirements.
In the construction industry, High Risk Construction Work (HRWC) legally requires a Safe Work Method Statement (or SWMS). The regulations around SWMS documents even mandate the contents of them, so it’s important to get it right. The templates we offer in the Toolbox webshop have all the information you’re legally required to provide and apply to various trades. These SWMS templates include: Removing Bonded Asbestos SWMS, Painting Inside and Outside SWMS, Carpenter Fit Out and Fixing SWMS, Tiling Wall and Floor SWMS, Installing Gyprock Plasterboard SWMS, Cabinetry and Joinery SWMS, and a SWMS template. And, for those in the business of making work environments safe at the moment, there’s a COVID-19 Decontamination SWMS available, too.
What else is available in the Toolbox webshop?
We’re glad you asked! There’s a whole lot of resources for Australian businesses to help you and your employees stay on top of your safety obligations. A few more popular products include:
- The Safety Starter Kit, a comprehensive set that contains everything you need to maintain a safe work environment in your small-medium sized Australian business, with an Activity Matrix, WHS Implementation Plan, customising instructions and WHS Policy and Procedures all included
- A Contractor Induction Checklist that guides you on appropriately informing contractors about the WHS rules and regulations of your work environments to ensure their safety
- A First Aid Checklist, Forklift Pre-Start Checklist, Hazardous Chemicals Register, Safe Work Observation form, and many more.
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Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/
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