Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an occupational health and safety (OHS) representative and a health and safety representative (HSR)? An HSR will have a few additional functions to an OHS representative. The major difference involves an HSR undertaking a five-day HSR training course, which allows them to: direct a worker to cease work, if they…

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Assetmark rolls out new WHS 2011 regulations

We focus on continual OHS improvements to ensure compliance to changing regulatory requirements. The new harmonised OHS laws on 1 January have been integrated into Assetmark Group’s operations. Below are the Legislation’s key changes. Changes in new harmonised OHS laws by 1 January 2012 Background The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) harmonisation laws were implemented by 1 January 2012.…

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Preventing structural collapse during demolition

The purpose of this news article is to remind employers and those in control of demolition sites to verify the load capacity of suspended concrete slabs before they place machinery or rubble on them. Risk controls Before commencing demolition, ensure the following: A sequential and comprehensive demolition plan is to be prepared that is specific to the…

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