RECOVERY PARTNERS: THE SAFETY EXPERTS
Mitigate workplace risk
Recovery Partners have assisted thousands of clients around Australia with Risk Management – from advice to full programs tailored to improve your organisations safety and culture.
Our consultants have vast experience in delivering safety services that engage workers in a plain English approach. We don’t believe in complex paper driven safety or having meetings for the sake of having a meeting. We look for commercially and operationally realistic processes that will be easily adopted by your workers.
We have experience with most types of industries and services and it’s just not practical to list them all here – please contact us to enquire about your needs if you don’t see it here. We’d love to help.
As part of managing the health and safety of your business you must control the risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm. This is known as risk assessment and it is something you are required by law to carry out.
A risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork , but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace. You are probably already taking steps to protect your employees, but your risk assessment will help you decide whether you have covered all you need to.
Some key examples of frequently identified workplace risk include:
Chemical and Hazardous Substances Management
Our most popular services include:
- Risk Assessments and developing Safe Work
- Creating Hazardous
- Substances Registers
- Advising on storage and compatibility requirements
- Reviewing PPE requirements
- Developing emergency plans for chemical emergencies
- Developing and delivering site specific chemical trainings
Fatigue needs to be recognised and properly managed in all workplaces, especially high-risk work environments, so to avoid the risk of accidents and injuries. Recovery Partners are experienced in developing customised strategies and ways to manage fatigue and consider the following relevant issues at your workplace:
- Relevant codes, regulations, permit and licence requirements related to fatigue management
- Relevant WHS regulations as they relate to fatigue
- Workplace policies and procedures related to fatigue management and the control of factors that can contribute to fatigue and fatigue-related accidents
- How fatigue affects workplace performance and contributes to workplace accidents
- Recognising causes and effects of fatigue
- Factors which increase fatigue-related accidents
For instance, when your employee works from home, their home becomes ‘a place of work’ and you must ensure their health and safety and that of others. The same risks that are present in the usual place of work, can be present in someone’s home. The obligations for safety are no less than if they were working on the company premises.
We strongly recommend a written Working Remotely Agreement be made to assist you meet IR law as well as WHS law.
A Working Remotely Assessment will help you:
- Identify risks – both physical and psychological
- Work out a plan to eliminate or control them
- Suggest guidelines for a successful working from home arrangement.
By far – the worst managed risk we see in most organisations is Contractor Management. This is a combination of not understanding legal safety obligations by both the organisation engaging the contractor and the contractors themselves.
Let us show you how to:
- Develop Contractor Management procedures and tools
- Scrutinise contractors prior to engaging them
- Induct contractors
- Monitor contractors activities
- Create an Approved Contractor Management Register
- Understand how to manage contractors using the same risk management principles as any other risk.
We also have an online solution to contractor management. Ask us how!
From our blog
How Recovery Partners helped Stag Electrical develop and implement an IMS in just three months Background Stag Electrical, Solar and Refrigeration is based in Young,
We often get asked about what the difference is between a “hazard” and a “risk”? Often it is felt that the two terms mean the