Making Your Workplace Safer
There are many common solutions for controlling hazards and risks in the workplace, which can be readily implemented.
But it is not enough to simply eliminate the obvious risks – by law employers are responsible for controlling all potential safety hazards in their workplace.
Where solutions are not obvious, employers should use a process to help them determine the most effective control measures.
Consultation is the first step in developing your risk controls. Talking to your workers about safety is a legal requirement. But it is also smart management. Your workers can make a significant contribution to improving workplace health and safety. Regular, proactive consultation can help identify issues in the workplace and build a strong commitment to health and safety.
Visit our Do your own inspection page for information on the risk management process and view some short videos of our inspections giving their tips for ways to make your workplace safer.