Safety Updates

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WorkSafe Updates

Inspection program for community health care   19/02/2019

WorkSafe will soon begin an inspection program looking at the issue of violence and aggression in organisations providing community health care services.

The program will focus on nursing professionals, health and welfare support workers and personal carers who work in clients’ homes or community settings, and will continue over the next six months in metropolitan and regional areas of the State......

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Safe Work Method Statement Bulletin   20/03/2019

The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health has published a bulletin relating to Safe Work Method Statements.  This bulletin was developed by the Construction Industry Safety Advisory Committee (CISAC), a tripartite committee of the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health.  The committee was made aware of alleged non-compliance relating to the development and use of Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) such as:

  • SWMS are being prepared by persons who are not in a position to assess the high risk work carried out, that is, ‘back office staff’

  • generic SWMS are not being reviewed and updated for each specific task

  • main contractors are not reviewing the content of subcontractor SWMS before work commences

  • on-site employees are not receiving instruction and training in SWMS

  • on-site employees are not reading SWMS before signing them

  • if the work is not complying with the SWMS, main contractors are not stopping the work

See the Bulletin

Retailers Inspection program found several areas of concern

A proactive inspection program undertaken by WorkSafe to look at safety in specific types of retail outlet in WA has uncovered concerns with electricity, falls from height, manual tasks and emergency precautions.

The program involved WorkSafe inspectors visiting retail stores including those selling clocks, craft goods, duty free, firewood, musical instruments, pets and pet accessories, swimming pools and tobacco products in Perth and regional areas of the State...

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