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A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing

Experience has proven a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.  Some cast studies.  Organisation A – a not for profit with multiple sites doing great work and an over- confident Gen Y “safety consultant” without any idea or realisation that they knew nothing.  What a mess.  Funding reliant upon non-existent safety systems, no responding […]

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A year of contrasts

This year I visited Thailand – my first Asian holiday.  Over the years I had been shown photos of Asian “un-safety”, and saw plenty of examples whilst there.  I also saw an immaculate hospital in Phuket.  A great contrast- as there were between the sleazy British and Thai con artists, the boozy tourists, the fun-loving […]

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Small business safety – Essentials program

WorkSafe Victoria have been running the Essentials or earlier similar programs to support provision of OHS advice by safety consultants to Small and Medium (SME) businesses for many years.  An SME seeking assistance may register their interest on www.worksafe.vic.gov.au and receive the assistance of a safety consultant fully subsidised by WorkSafe.  In the two years […]

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Confined Space Fatality Risk Being Widely Ignored

In the past year I have assisted 3 multi-site organisations, 1 medium and 2 large, that have had numerous “Confined Spaces” that have never been identified or labelled.  As a consequence two of the organisations had been allowing unsafe entry into the spaces – a fatality risk.  One had even had a near fatality and […]

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Evolving safety systems

This week BFA provided a report to an organization with views on the status of their safety system.  The not-for-profit organization has existed since the 1970′s and would now not be classed as a medium employer but a large employer (on the small side of large).  With 4 sites in Victoria and a 5th in […]

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