A recent incident where two men, with substantial experience in their industry, were found dead at the bottom of a tank they had been cleaning has highlighted the necessity for business owners and management to be very vigilant on workplace health and safety issues.
The National Workplace Health and Safety Laws require business owners, directors and managers to assess the potential risks inherent in work practices utilised in workplaces.
The business should only be utilising practices which minimise the possibility of injury occurring.
If a potential risk is identified the business needs to prepare work plans to address that particular risk in the workplace.
Many businesses will find it necessary to engage a Workplace Health and Safety Expert to create appropriate systems for the business, especially if the business does not employ personnel who have adequate experience in the implementation of appropriate systems under the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations.
At Kennedy Barnden, we believe in talking to the right people for the right job. If you would like to talk to a Workplace Health and Safety Consultant, please contact your accountant and let us put you in touch with your local consultant.