The importance of work safety cannot be under estimated. Apart from WHS compliance obligations, every employee deserves to work in a safe work place. Implementing proper workplace policies and procedures reduces risk of safety incidents. Safety incidents have both a human cost and a financial cost.
Types of workplace hazards
These are the most common type of workplace hazard. Examples of safety hazards are wet floors that people can slip on, clutter than people can trip over, confined spaces, heights, machinery, hazardous tools, electrical hazards, etc
It’s not unusual for people to work in hazardous environments. This might mean working outdoors and being exposed to sunburn and ultraviolet rays, or working in extreme temperatures, working around constant loud noise, or being exposed to radiation.
Chemical hazards refer to workplaces where staff members are exposed to chemicals. This might be from solvents, paints, cleaning products, fertiliser, pesticides, and various gases.
Biohazards include bacteria, viruses, mould, insect bites, and blood transfer among others. Every work place has biological hazards and risk can be reduced by have specific biohazard policies.
Ergonomic hazards relate to how humans physically interact with their work environment. This can involve their seating posture, the suitability of the chair they sit on, lifting technique, repetitive lifting, repetitive strain injury (RSI), etc.
Human hazards refer to human interactions in the workplace and can involve stress, bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination.
How Serene deliver Work Safety
Training & Education
We provide safety training on a wide range of safety strategies. Having your staff trained in safety reduces incidents, helps build culture, and gives your staff confidence that you are looking after their best interest.
We mentor senior staff, managers, and supervisors on best practice safety methodology. If your senior staff understand how to implement and maintain safe practices then it flows down to the rest of your workforce.
One of the most important parts of any business is their documentation of policies and procedures, especially in relation to safety. We understand the different State and Territory WHSE legislation, as well as different safety requirements for different industries. We can deliver a simple, yet robust safety policy and procedures document that is tailored specifically to your business.
We can manage your safety system. Rather than hire someone internally, or share the duty among employees who normally perform different a role, you can outsource it to Serene Safety. We can handle your entire safety program, or smaller parts on either a regular or ad hoc basis.
We can provide all sorts of testing, ranging from gap analysis to drug testing.
We investigate incidents to understand weak points in safety policies in order to understand how to prevent reoccurring. Identifying how and why incidents happens is the key to improvement.
How we can help?
If you’d like to know how you can improve the safety of your employees then get in touch with Serene Safety. Initial consultation is free. We can discuss a bit about your business and we can provide some different options on how to structure a suitable and cost effective solution.