Quad bikes – Tips to stay alive

Quad bikes – Tips to stay alive

Quad bikes – Tips to stay alive Quad bikes are very popular on farms because they are tough and versatile. However, they are also a leading cause of serious injuries and death in rural workplaces with most accidents involving a rollover. Why so many accidents? Quad bikes are light-weight, powerful and their high centre of [...]
Forklift Safety – how employers can reduce the risks

Forklift Safety – how employers can reduce the risks

Forklift Safety – how employers can reduce the risks   Over time, the use of forklifts has consistently proven to be a risk for serious workplace injuries and fatalities. As forklifts have a compact design, they can become unstable and tip over. Even during normal operation at low speeds, forklifts can still cause serious injuries [...]
Fatality occurs during the filming of a forklift safety video

Fatality occurs during the filming of a forklift safety video

Fatality occurs during the filming of a forklift safety video While many workplace accidents are the result of inexperience, others can be the result of being over-confident. After a while, employees can become so familiar working with dangerous machinery and equipment that they forget how potentially dangerous they can be. That became all too evident [...]
Safety in the Storage and Warehousing Industry

Safety in the Storage and Warehousing Industry

Safety in the Storage and Warehousing Industry   Storage and Warehousing are an integral part of Australia’s supply chain and combined with transport, the industry employs an estimated 500,000 people across Australia. Warehousing work is often heavy and consequently workers in this industry have a higher than average chance of being injured at work. What [...]
Dealing with challenging or aggressive clients

Dealing with challenging or aggressive clients

 Dealing with challenging or aggressive behaviour In some industries, including health, community and employment services, workers may be in contact with clients who are confused, unwell and/or under the influence of alcohol and drugs including ‘ice’ (Crystal Methamphetamine). Employees may be at risk of injury or harm from intimidating, frightening, threatening, offensive or physically dangerous people while [...]
Why are Safety Inductions Important?

Why are Safety Inductions Important?

Why are Safety Inductions important? For a majority of businesses, employees are our most important assets and how we introduce them to the company has a profound impact on their success. We understand that the onboarding process is critical, yet many organisations take an ad-hoc approach to induction training and relying on their new team members to work [...]
Managing Millennials

Managing Millennials

Managing Millennials Generally Millennials (people born in the 80's - 2000's) are tech savvy, innovative and they do team work well. Before they start work, they are familiar with communications, media and digital technologies. They are an asset to the work pace. Let's look at some of the challenges and benefits to managing this cohort . . . [...]