In the unfortunate event there is an accident on site, would you be confident that you took every reasonable step to ensure the competency of your workers?
If not, you could be facing prosecution, a hefty fine of up to $20,000 – or even worse – one of your staff could be seriously injured.
Here are three simple steps to comply with Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and above all, keep your team safe:
1. Ensure staff are licensed to fulfil their role
There are a number of different licenses relevant so any given worksite, so it’s important that your workers hold the appropriate tickets for their role.
Whether it’s a standard forklift ticket and High Risk Work license, working at heights, or operating machinery such as bobcats, graders and excavators – make sure you as the manager are across the relevant licensing that must be held by your workers for each individual role.
2. Ensure licensed staff are still competent in their field
As an employer, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that the skills of staff working on site are up-to-date.
To ensure your duty of care requirements are met, Elevated Training can provide refresher training, which is also known as ‘Verification of Competency’, to validate your staffs’ abilities to undertake the responsibilities of their roles.
3. Have risk management protocols in place that eliminate or minimise health and safety risks.
Typical protocols include identifying hazards, assessing the risks, controlling risks and reviewing the control measures.
If you take the necessary precautions you can not only prevent workplace injuries for your staff and keep them out of harm’s way, but you’ll also be compliant with WHS and avoid unwanted fines.
Elevated Training can come to your worksite and provide forklift licencing and forklift refresher courses to your team to avoid taking your staff out of work or shutting down production.
Contact us today and find out how you can keep compliant and get discounted training fees.