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Update on harmonisation – The legal framework.

Harmonisation, or a streamlining and revamping of health and safety legislation in Australia, has been talked about for around 10 years. It has long since been implemented in all states, excluding Victoria and Western Australia. The change of state government and subsequent re-structuring of government departments has brought the harmonisation of WHS legislation back to […] → Continue Reading Update on harmonisation – The legal framework.

Incident Investigation Training for the Healthcare Sector

On 4th September 2015 WorkSafe WA announced an inspection program to look at manual task incidents in hospitals and residential care. “Inspectors will visit hospitals and residential care services to see how well incidents and injuries involving manual tasks and slips, trips and falls are investigated by employers” Effective incident investigations provide opportunities for improvement […] → Continue Reading Incident Investigation Training for the Healthcare Sector

WorkSafe WA Inspection Campaign

WorkSafe WA have announced a proactive inspection campaign to focus on manual tasks in the health care sector. See: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announcements/worksafe-inspection-program-look-manual-task-incidents-hospitals-and-residential-care Crest Training can assist your organisation with the development of procedures to: Manage the risks of manual tasks Report manual task incidents and injuries Investigate incidents Crest Training can also provide training in existing systems […] → Continue Reading WorkSafe WA Inspection Campaign

ISO 45001

Many organisations in Australia build and implement their WHS management systems in alignment with AS/NZS 4801 or OHSAS 18001. ISO (The International Organisation for Standardisation) is developing a new standard, ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements. This standard is currently being developed by a committee of international WHS experts. It is […] → Continue Reading ISO 45001

Chain of Responsibility

On the 27th April 2015 ‘Chain of Responsibility’ legislation was introduced in to Western Australian legislation. The provisions of ‘Chain of Responsibility’ are detailed in the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 and the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008. ‘Chain of Responsibility’ legislation details the accountabilities, liabilities and penalties of all parties in the transport chain. […] → Continue Reading Chain of Responsibility

Important changes to the Certificate IV WHS

In March changes were made to a number of qualifications in the Business Services Training Package. From a Work Health and Safety perspective the most significant change is to the unit of competency – BSBWHS402. This unit of competency, ‘Assist with compliance with WHS laws’ is one of the core units for the Certificate IV […] → Continue Reading Important changes to the Certificate IV WHS

Focussing on the Cleaning Industry

Crest Training is currently working with businesses in the cleaning industry to develop and improve their health and safety management systems. Commercial cleaning involves apparent risks such as working with hazardous substances and manual handling. However there are also unique risks to this industry including: Lone working Workers with English as a second language Violence […] → Continue Reading Focussing on the Cleaning Industry