Tag Archives: PPE

Who conducts the investigation into workplace incidents?

Last week, we were discussing the steps following an incident or accident in the workplace. Management have been notified, and the incident has been recorded and reported. We will now look at actually conducting and investigation into the cause of the incident. Having established that an incident investigation is desirable, it must then be determined […]

Why investigate workplace incidents?

An incident has happened at work. Perhaps someone has been injured. What is the basic first step that needs to be taken? Where do we start? A Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety will give you the skills to conduct incident investigations. The initial and fundamental step to commence the process of incident investigation […]

OHS in the hospitality industry

Health and safety in the workplace is everyone’s concern and everyone’s responsibility. The hospitality industry at a glance may not seem to be a particularly dangerous one but there are definite risks associated considering staffs are working with knives, explosive gases, heavy objects, fire, oils and slippery wet areas. A Certificate IV In OHS will […]

Personal Protective Equipment? What is it and do I have to use it?

Undertaking a Certificate IV In OHS will introduce you to the requirements under the WHS Act regarding PPE. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is basically anything used or worn by a person to minimise risk to the person’s health or safety and includes a wide range of clothing and safety equipment. PPE includes boots, face masks, […]