Archive for May, 2015

Policy or procedure – what’s the difference?

A policy is an overarching document that details the organisations’ objectives and the broad strategies for achieving these. The primary policy should be the organisation’s WHS policy. If the organisation is seeking compliance with AS/NZS 4801 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) there are specific requirements that must be met. For example, the WHS policy must include […] → Continue Reading Policy or procedure – what’s the difference?

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