Safety Q&A

What does health and safety mean?

Health and safety are measures employers must take to protect the physical and mental wellbeing of workers and non-workers. The Health and Safety Act protects employees, customers, and visitors where you conduct work. Ideally, employers aim to eliminate or significantly prevent accidents happening in the workplace.

Five core elements of successful safety programs

  • Create a Safety Culture at work. 
  • Train employees.
  • Identify hazards and put safety control systems in place. 
  • Ensure changes and compliance come from management first. 
  • Have safety managers in place. 
  • Ensure you comply with safety regulations. 

Benefits of a good health and safety system in the workplace

  • Reduced risks and cost.
  • Fewer accidents.
  • Increased productivity.
  • Lower employee absence and turnover rates.
  • Better reputation

Safety Q&A

  • H&S File Template 
  • H&S File Guide 
  • How To Set Up a Construction H&S Plan
  • Role of the H&S Officer 
  • What is H&S & How Does It Affect You?
  • What is Risk Identification?
  • What is Safety Management?