• Emergency Communication Apps
    hi Petra, would love to have a chat, i think mass messaging would be the way to go for us. my email is
  • Occupational Health Monitoring - Employees Who Want to Opt Out
    Our Annual Health Monitoring is also included in their contracts, and depending what department they work in the Health Monitoring tests are different.
    We have had a couple of battles with some, so in this instance we ask them to produce a letter from their GP stating they are being monitored externally.
  • Emergency Communication Apps
    thanks for your help. There are a few out there, just need to find one to serve our purpose
  • Anybody out there involved in Educational H&S
    Hi Janet
    My niece (she is 11 now) is extremely allergic to nuts, dairy, bees and wheat products, carries a Epi-pen with her at all times (we also have one on us at all times too). When she started pre-school they advised that there were no regulations around needing to have such thing on site and it was really put in the too hard basket with having a child with nut allergies.
    When she started school, our family were very proactive to get some sort of programme going at the school (which goes up to year 13) to make sure my niece and others would be safe, so we engaged help from our local St.Johns and myself being HSE Advisor at the PTA and Board Meetings we educated the teachers about such conditions and how to use Epi-pens. When she started school there were still no regulations. But now any student that has extreme allergies or conditions, their photos are on a board in the sick bay with instructions on what to do in the event of an incident.
    We have the same issue with my son who has Down Syndrome (he is now year 10) and there is nothing with the MOE that cover special needs - only polices and procedures that the school has put in place themselves.
  • Changes to who can conduct workplace investigations
    Hi Ian, can you advise where the publication was found. This is very concerning i presume moving forward.
  • Insecure load = fall from height
    totally agree with your statement about their response, sometimes not very helpful especially when you are asking for guidance or clarification.
  • fatigue Flowchart
    Thanks for your feedback.
    My enquiry was for techs that work their normal shift then might get a breakdown call out during the night.
    Most of the call outs are for only a couple of hours, then the tech will either start is normal shift hours the next day or finish early.
    i do hope you are having us on.... I would be very afraid for that company
  • Safety Glasses for Sikh drivers
    no there was nothing available a couple of years ago, so unfortunately we had to go through the process of finding alternative work, which they were happy about.
  • Safety Glasses for Sikh drivers
    we found finding hard hats for them was an eventful experience
  • Worksafe Snapshot Assessment
    Hi Robyn
    i had the same thing happen for one of my branches last year. Had everything they put in their email ready to view. Same thing, he went for a walk, wanted to see our traffic management policy batta boom all done within 30 minutes, he was happy enough to see that everything was in order. also enquired for a report to present to my directors, nup not done these days. Inspector was a lovely man.
  • FENZ (Covid-19 Fire Safety Evac Schemes) Amendment Regs 2020
    Hi Ross
    we also had no idea this was in place, thanks for the update
    thanks for the feedback Craig, much appreciated
  • Seatbelts in Self-Propelled Mobile Mechanical Plant
    for their own safety and the companies liability if something should happen to them, As a H&S professional I would not be allowing any undertaking for any job on that machiney or any others for that fact, but rather find them alternative duties if possible.
  • Seatbelts in Self-Propelled Mobile Mechanical Plant
    If its there, then yes it is mandatory.
    recently at a H&S forum, it was discussed that a Worksafe inspector was out and about, he was in a business for a totally different issue but saw forklifts and a small excavator in use, upon more inspection it was found that none of the operators were wearing seat belts, the company then got a improvement notice and was advised all workers had to do retraining on all their mobile machinery.
  • What vaccinations do you give your staff and why?
    hi there
    we offer our staff Hepatitis injections due to some trucks that our techs work on.
  • HS Reps - Allowance / Payment for services
    our reps are also not paid.
    we too have a little party at the end of the year, where they get a certificate of appreciation.