Industries

Adrienne Cottell, SM Consulting


SM Consulting works across a wide range of industries and legislative requirements.

Here are just a few examples of scope in common industry sectors - Construction, Office, Business Safety and Strata Title Body Corporates... 

Contact SMC to find out more information on what we can do for your industry.


Construction

Work Health and Safety (WHS) is vitally important in the building and construction industry.  Every worker has the right to work in a safe environment, and employers should ensure safety is their number one priority on site.

Safety Management Consulting is able to help with all your safety requirements in construction

  • From the tendering process
  • Site Safety Plans
  • Safety Policies
  • Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Site Checklists
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Training, etc

Office

It is often thought that an office environment is a very safe environment to work in.  However there are many hazards which if left uncontrolled could cause injury and health problems.  It is important that employers provide a safe and healthy environment in office places.

In all jurisdictions in Australia, employers have an absolute duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their workers and visitors.  This duty means that these issues must be addressed.

Occupiers and controllers of workplaces also have duties of care to ensure the workplace is safe.

Does your office meet its safety requirements?  SMC can help you review and meet your safety obligations by conducting:

  • Audits, Inspections and Workplace Assessment
  • Workstation Assessment
  • Training

Business Safety

Creating a safe work environment is critical to the success of your business, and is one of the best ways to retain workers and maximise productivity.  Though it may cost to implement safe practices and install safety equipment, the effect of not taking action can be severe.

As a business owner you have responsibilities regarding health and safety in your workplace.  You need to ensure that your business doesn't create health and safety problems for your workers (including contractors and volunteers), customers or the public.

Knowing and understanding of the new work health and safety (WHS) laws will help you avoid unnecessary costs and damage to your business caused by workplace injury and illness.  It will also provide your business with a strong foundation to achieve long-term success.

>Does your business have a Safety Management Systems in place?  

>Do you have current policies and procedures that are tailored to your industry?  

>Have your workers been trained in their safety obligations?

>Have you reviewed your Safety Hazards and put in a Risk Management System?


Strata Title Body Corporates

Safety Legislation changed in 2011/2012.  If your strata title body corporate employs worker/s such as a caretaker, you must, so far as reasonably practicable ensure:

  • The health and safety of its workers
  • The entrance and exit of a workplace and anything arising from the workplace is without risks to the health and safety of workers and other people   
  • Fixtures, fittings and plant (for example machinery, appliances, equipment and tools) at a workplace are without risks to the health and safety of workers and other people at the workplace.

The strata title body corporate has the same duties under the work health and safety laws as any other person conducting a business or undertaking in relation to the premises, so:

>Are your workers and contractors safe in your ‘workplace’?  

>Do you have your safety system in place? 

Safety Management Consulting is able to help you put in a safety management system so that your strata title body corporate meets is safety legislative obligations.

SM Consulting works with you to take the pain out of your compliance requirements. With constantly changing legislation and court decisions re interpreting that legislation it has become almost impossible for business owners to set and manage compliance programs without external help. As experts in this area SM Consulting can help you achieve compliance often in a fraction of the time and cost of attempting to do it yourself.