Tag Archives: Certificate IV in OHS

Work Health and Safety Duties

Safe workplace

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011  places health and safety duties on a number of persons, such as persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), officers, workers and other persons at a workplace. Undertaking courses such as Food Safety, First Aid and Fire Warden training is an excellent way to maintain your prevent your staff […]

Workplace Health and Safety: For Senior Management

Why should you train your senior managers in workplace health and safety (WHS)? Training ensures that the skills, knowledge and attitudes of people within the organisation are in line with the organisations overall goals. Therefore, by providing training to workers, supervisors, team leaders, management and senior management, it ensures that contributions as a team is […]

Investigation of Incidents: Finding The Underlying Causes

The determination of the underlying causes of a workplace incident will be dependent on the immediate causes supported by information provided by witnesses and established by undertaking appropriate research. The immediate causes have told us how the incident happened, whilst the underlying causes will tell us why the incident happened.

Investigation of Incidents: A Summary

Incident investigations are undertaken to establish causal factors of the event, and the quicker the investigations commences, the less risk there is of evidence being contaminated and witnesses descriptions being corrupted. A variety of investigators may be involved in the investigation of a particular event, and whilst they may be looking at the event from […]

Investigation of Incidents: Determining Immediate Causes

“Incident investigation is like peeling an onion. Beneath one layer of causes there are other layers. The outer layers deal with the immediate causes while the inner layers are concerned with the underlying causes such as weakness in the management system.”Trevor Kletz – Learning from Incidents in Industry The immediate causes are normally the easiest […]