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Keeping your workplace safe through the festive season
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THE CHRISTMAS EDITION
12 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE SAFE
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And it's another year..

What a year 2015 has been! It's been a whirlwind of events - here's a quick recap: we celebrated our 10th year anniversary, won outstanding health improvement services in the Liverpool local business awards, held our breakfast seminar in conjunction with Gow Gates Insurance Brokers - and most of all, strengthened our relationship with our customers - you! 

What a great way to wrap up the year and welcome 2016! In our Christmas edition, we share with you our top 12 tips to keep your workplace safe in the festive season. I'm sure everyone will soon be enjoying their work Christmas parties - but remember you have a duty of care to ensure your employees are safe. 

From all the team at Skilled Health, we wish you all a magical Christmas with your family & friends. Thank you for your continued support & partnership. We look forward to another successful year in 2016!

Warm regards,

Theresa Tran
Managing Director

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12 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE SAFE
 
  1. Watch the temperature. Overheating can often lead to dehydration, exhaustion and fatigue.
  2. Take pause breaks - ensure you have stretch breaks to relieve your muscles, even a quick 2 minute break can work wonders
  3.  Manual Handling - ensure your staff are trained by a team of experts in knowing how to pick up items the correct way. 
  4. Take note of emergency procedure - have an emergency fire drill with your whole team every 6 months to keep up to date
  5. Storage and racking - are they in good condition and do they comply with the specified safe working loads? 
  6. Noise - eliminate or reduce noises from equipment. Hearing protection is important and must be worn if applicable to your workplace
  7. First Aid - take note to ensure your first aid box is appropriately stocked and readily accessible
  8. Fire extinguishers - are they in a central place and maintained?
  9. Slips, trips and falls - ensure work areas are clean, un-cluttered and all staff are wearing appropriate footwear
  10. Electrical switches and cords - floors need to be clear of extension cords and other obstructions. Ensure your electrical items are tested & tagged.
  11. Machinery & equipment - any hazards associated with machinery must be assessed by a qualified safety consultant
  12. WHS Training - learn how to identify hazards, manage the risks and have the correct safety systems in place to avoid potential injuries and/or fatalities.

PAPER MANUFACTURER RECEIVES $400,000 FINE OVER FORKLIFT DRIVER DEATH

A 63 year old forklift operator suffered fatal injuries at the Visy waste recycling facility at Smithfield on 12 December 2012 when a front end loader reversed into him.

Sadly, this fatality could have been avoided if the policies implemented by Visy were followed through. This emphasizes the need to have effective safe work systems in place to control the risks! 

Don't let this happen to you - ensure your safety systems and policies are up to scratch. We're here to help. 

Read the full article here
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