Recommendations on WHS management system

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Recommendations on WHS management system For Australian Hardware CURRENT SITUATION Australian Hardware has expanded rapidly to include 138 warehouse stores nationally. Unfortunately, one of the possible results of this rapid expansion is a lack of a national, consistent approach to WHS compliance. The company does take seriously its legal and ethical obligations to provide a safe workplace; however, safety standards may be slipping. According to incomplete Australian Hardware records, last year, the Lost Time to Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was 13.9. Areas and types of injuries of particular concern include: manual lifting of outdoor furniture and hardware goods in warehouses and in customer service areas hazardous…show more content…
Workers Workers have a responsibility to: take care to protect their own health and safety and to avoid adversely affecting the health and safety of any other worker. report any incident or hazard at work to their manager or supervisor carry out their roles and responsibilities as detailed in the relevant health and safety policies and procedures obey any reasonable instruction aimed at protecting their health and safety while at work use any equipment provided to protect their health and safety while at work assist in the identification of hazards, the assessment of risks and the implementation of risk control measures consider and provide feedback on any matter which may affect their health and safety. WHS Policy Amendment 1 – Manual handling All tasks involving manual handling must be risk assessed and controlled. Responsibilities for all levels of employees and management must be identified, communicated and discharged effectively by all concerned. Equipment will be provided to assist in manual handling where a need is identified as part of a control measure. This equipment will be used appropriately and maintained well at all times with all operators certified where this is required under law. WHS Policy Amendment 2 – Hazardous materials handling PCBUs must identify the different types of materials handled in their workplace, and manage the associated health and safety risks — not only within their own business, but with
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