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Fix Lazy Worker and Paper Problems: Go Digital!

Posted by Andrew Watters on

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

Posted by Andrew Watters on

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?

Posted by Andrew Watters on

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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Easily Create Your Construction Safety Manual (pt 6)

Posted by Andrew Watters on

This is the last in a six article series. We trust that you have found the principles helpful, and our reviews on products equally so. Today, we use our Construction Safety Manual solution as an example. We reflect on how our design must accommodate the tools you as our clients use, and how we must create a design that empowers you to work quickly and effectively. Looking Back at this ‘Designing a Quality Safety Management Plan’ Series The problem we face in any document design challenge is one of knowledge representation. We have what technicians would call a stream of...

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How We Create Your Construction Safety Plan (pt 5)

Posted by Andrew Watters on

We have been considering principles of template design and how these influenced our product designs. This is part five of a six part series. Today, we discuss effective framing of input and output fields, and the reduction of complexity without removing meaning. In each article, we case studied a product and in this instance we will feature our Construction Safety Plan template. We intend for these articles to not only help you decide between templates, but also help you in developing other systems for yourself. Reviewing the ‘Designing a Quality Safety Management Plan’ Series Previously we examined factors of: Purpose...

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