COVID-19 resources from the Work Safe Regulators

COVID-19 pandemic has an unprecedented impact on the workplace. The pandemic gives us a chance to reassess the business practices and risks associated with operating the business. The Regulators such as Safe Work Australia, NT WorkSafe and regulators in other jurisdictions have been proactive and supporting the workplaces. Here is the summary of resources in…

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NT’s new normal and Zoom webinar for COVID-19 plans and risk management

Michael Gunner, the NT’s Chief Minister, announced the reopening of businesses in two weeks. This is a welcome development for Outback Safety and clients. The NT was one of the fortunate jurisdictions in this pandemic. That is not to gloat but to appreciate our common vulnerability. COVID-19 has demonstrated new risks and emphasized the old…

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Covid-19 and Work Health and Safety

We all have to adjust to new reality, here is a link to some useful resources from Safe Work Australia https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces/industry-information-covid-19

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SIA NT Symposium: Workplace Body, Mind & Safety

Safety Institute of Australia NT presents the 7th Annual premier NT safety event. This is located at the Mal Nairn Auditorium, CDU   SIA NT Symposium: Workplace Body, Mind & Safety which will be held on Friday 14th October 2016. Registering now.   So if you are serious about safety, then this is an opportunity that shouldn’t…

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Principles of Risk Management for schools ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management

Risk management (RM) is: a systematic process of threat identification, assessment and control which seeks to prevent or minimise the potential consequences to school activities without diminishing the curriculum’s intent.   Principle 1: Risk management creates and protects value. Risk management contributes to the demonstrable achievement of objectives and improvement of performance in, for example,…

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5 Steps to introducing risk management for the Northern Territory based business

Step 1- Communicate and Consult A consultative approach may: help establish the context appropriately; ensure that the interests of stakeholders are understood and considered; help ensure that risks are adequately identified; bring different areas of expertise together for analysing risks; ensure that different views are appropriately considered when defining risk criteria and in evaluating risks;…

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Why bother with operational risk management in the Northern Territory?

We are in the Territory, we do not need risk management? We love the danger, right? Here are some reasons and quotes why you might change your mind and help convince others: Increase risk awareness – What could affect the achievement of objectives? What could change? What could go wrong? What could go right? Increase…

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WHS in Schools: Excursions for NT schools

More and more teachers in the Northern Territory choose to leave the classroom to provide the ultimate learning experience for the students and that is great. With a risk management focus, the vast majority of teachers researching and planning for students to leave the classroom request only two documents from potential providers, that is, their “risk…

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Accident in the Northern Territory (step by step guide)

Accidents do happen. What should you do if a workplace accident happened in the Northern Territory? You are required to contact NT WorkSafe immediately as soon as you find out that something of the following happened at the workplace: a death of a person (whether an employee, contractor or member of the public); a serious injury or illness of the person (Even if immediate treatment is…

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SIA NT Work Health and Safety Conference- Call for papers and sponsors

      Safety professionals SIA NT Conference organising committee is proud to announce:  Call for papers for the NT conference NT WHS Conference Call for Papers 2015; and Sponsorship opportunities to support the conference Sponsorship Package – NT SIA WHS Conference 2015. Later we will announce super early bird rates for participants. Thank you…

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