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Safety Concepts is an online resource providing up to date insights and covering issues in the field of Workplace Safety.


Delivering the Safety Message with Whiteboard Animation

So how are you getting the safety message across in your organisation? We’d like to think that all of our employees are listening intently to the safety messages delivered and are engaged in making the workplace safe and inclusive for them and their colleagues.  We all know our responsibility of communication when it comes to […]


Working in or around Mobile Plant

The interaction between powered mobile plant and pedestrians needs to be managed and monitored to keep your construction site safe. Worksafe Queensland tells us there are around 200 serious injuries involving mobile plant in the construction industry every year.


Qld’s Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.

Jo Kitney from Kitney OHS has this to say about the new government’s proposed changes to legislation On 7 May 2015, the Queensland Government introduced the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The objectives of the Bill are to deliver on the Palaszczuk Government’s election commitments as part of their Improving […]


Change of Government = Changes on the Horizon

Jo Kitney from Kitney OHS has this to say about how the recent change of Government in Qld affects Work Health & Safety With the change of Qld Government in February, it’s fair to predict change ahead for WHS.  Chapter 4 of the  Qld Labor State Policy Platform 2014 tells us Labor’s intentions for IR and workers […]


23rd Safety Awards Launched

The National Safety Council of Australia has launched the 2015 National Safety Awards.   This is the 23rd year for this long running independent awards program and organisers expect record nominations from a wide field. The awards recognise outstanding dedication to providing safe, productive and sustainable work places committed to everyone going home safe from work. […]


Meet The Experts – SafeAbility from the Hunter Region

Businesses in the vibrant Hunter region of NSW are fortunate to have access to a dynamic work health and safety consultancy company called SafeAbility Caroline Burg started SafeAbility in 2013 to specialise in building capability within client organisations or businesses so their safety performance continues to improve over time and remains sustainable. They now have a […]


Does Your Safety Measure Up?

There are several reasons why it is important to measure health and safety performance. The primary reason is to gather information and data relating to the effectiveness of the strategies and procedures in place. Measuring health and safety provides information about how the system is working and forms the basis of continual improvement. If measurement […]


Safety Management System Essentials

A Safety Management System is part of the overall management system that an organisation uses to control and govern key activities. It contains policies, procedures, processes and resources for maintaining WHS compliance and managing WHS risks. Having a well designed Safety Management System in place assists organisations to meet their obligations under the WHS Act. […]


Bring Your Own Mobile WHS Systems

  Smartphone ownership in Australia has more than doubled in the last four years with over three quarters of the population now owning a device. And 57% of Australians consider their smartphone their number one device. As a result businesses are taking note. An Aberdeen survey of a sample of medium sized enterprises pointed to evidence […]


Return to Work Warning

WorkSafe has issued a reminder to pay particular attention to safety when returning to work after the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that people returning to work after the festive break needed to be especially mindful of workplace risks. “Nine Western Australians have lost their lives in work-related incidents so far […]