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The Wiring Rule Changes of AS/NZS 3000:2018

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It's been a lengthy, expensive and (at times) annoying process, but it's definitely been worth it! All 24 templates impacted by the AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations (Wiring Rules) changes have now been overhauled - and while we were there, we improved them too. When the changes were announced we adjusted some things immediately, but what we recently published is a far more comprehensive overhaul. The revisions are quality improvements that reflect our commitment to keeping your business both safe and profitable. If you’re an existing Occupational Safety Solutions customer and you purchased in the last 2 years, it’s likely you’ve...

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What’s Best? SWMS Templates or an Industry Specific WHS Management System

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What’s the best way to secure the resources you need? You want bang for your buck, effectiveness, a level of client care that goes the extra mile, and a flexibility that accommodates the uniqueness of your situation. In this article we’ll help you weigh your SWMS and WHS Management System options. We’ll consider features, prices, combination offers and other benefits. We’ll also consider a plumbing industry case study. Our goal is to help you decide the solutions that are best for you. First, we’ll identify why the options exist. Then, we’ll consider 5 possible purchase options: Create your own collection...

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Fix Lazy Worker and Paper Problems: Go Digital!

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Are you sick of the admin' blues? Are lost paperwork, audit angst and WHS laziness some of your organisational nightmares? Go digital! Go mobile! Safetyminder software has the potential to streamline and fix these dramas. Invest a few minutes here and you might be amazed at the gains you can make. Why Take Your SWMS’s and WHS Systems Digital? Most Site Managers expend enormous energy trying to make staff comply with WHS procedures - and not always successfully. Similarly, Site Administrators are stretched by complications, lost paperwork and unfulfilled obligations. Ultimately, the failings of workers on-site can cause lives to...

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Win Your Building and Construction Tender

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You’re in the business of winning. We’re in the business of helping you win! This article looks at WHS Management Systems, their parts and inclusions, aspects of tendering and pre-qualification certification, as well as tactics and tools to help you do it well. Tendering can be exhausting and overwhelming - when you do it on your own. We encourage you to grab a guide for the journey. We’ll begin by answering some relevant questions; some are common, some might surprise you. We’ll then work through the elements of a WHS Management System. Obviously, we hope you’ll decide to purchase one...

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What is a safe work method statement?

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What is a safe work method statement?  A safe work method statement or SWMS is a requirement for the 18 high-risk construction work activities that have been laid out in the WHS Regulations.  Some requirements exist for the safe work method statement.  The conditions are a part of the Code of Practice: Construction Work. Defining What is a Safe Work Method Statement A safe work method statement is a document.  The role of the document is to act as an administrative control.  It supports higher order controls to eliminate and minimise the risk to health and safety.  A perfect example...

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