What is WHS?
Workplace health and safety, or work health and safety (WHS) is concerned with the health, welfare and safety of people at work, or in your workplace. WHS considers the safety, health and well-being of business owners, workers, and customers or clients who may be affected in some way by the work environment.
Experienced work health, safety and well-being consultants
We partner with businesses to help you understand your Work Health and Safety (WHS) and well-being legal obligations, working with you to design and implement policies and procedures, conduct risk assessments and compliance audits and support you with WHS Training, ongoing consultation and advice. We can also assist you in achieving certification to AS/NZS ISO 45001 standards.
Work health and safety consultants
✓ We work with you to understand your industry, business, the workplace, and operating practices.
✓ We’ll advise you regarding your legal obligations and responsibilities.
✓ We’ll help you identify, meet and manage your work health and safety obligations and compliance requirements.
✓ We can help you identify the correct licensing requirements for your employees.
Develop WHS Management systems designed specifically for your business
✓ Develop and provide WHS Documentation including Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), Safety Data Sheets (SDS), safe work procedures, safe operating procedures, audit tools and checklists.
✓ Perform Risk Assessments to ensure safe systems of work
✓ Undertake compliance audits of your health and safety systems and procedures
✓ We can review Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) and safety plans for your organisation
✓ Assist in WorkCover Claims Management and incident investigations, reporting and also provide related training.
✓ We’ll work with you to implement your work health and safety management systems within the business
✓ We provide WHS Training for you, your managers and employees.
✓ We’ll help you integrate your WHS systems and procedures into a broader Integrated Management System for your business.
Benefits of work health, safety and well-being systems, policies and procedures
Investing in a good Work Health and Safety program in your workplace will:
✓ Reduce risk of prosecution, protecting you, your business and your employees
✓ Increase compliance with the WHS Act
✓ Protect your employees from injury or harm
✓ Identify and minimise or eliminate unnecessary risks and hazards
✓ Reduce staff absenteeism and sick leave
✓ Reduce workers’ compensation claims
✓ Improve employee engagement and operational efficiency
✓ Increase cost savings and improve business performance
Management plans, risk management, and safe systems of work
WHS Management Plans are one of the most effective health and safety management tools that a business can implement.
Masula can help you develop and implement management plans for specific hazards or projects, we work with you to create a safer, more harmonious, and productive workplace for your workers.
Some key management plans include:
✓ Emergency response management plans
✓ Hazardous area management plans
✓ Demolition management plans
✓ Respirable silica management plans
✓ Psychosocial hazard and risk management plans
✓ Onsite traffic management plans
✓ Quality management plans
✓ Demolition management plans
✓ Environmental management plans
Work health and safety audits
As experienced work health and safety professionals a Masula WHS audit guarantees that you have tested, checked and assessed all possible risks that can impact your business and employees.
Throughout the audit will review your sites, processes and safety management systems to identify gaps. We test, check and verify your risk controls. An audit also enables us to assess against legislative compliance and introduce plans strategies to mitigate risk and ensure compliance for your business.
If you are unsure how to ensure you comply and how to best implement policies, procedures and management plans for your business then a WHS audit is the best place to start.
Customised WHS training presentations and workshops:
✓ WHS Induction Training
✓ WHS Induction Packs
✓ Mental Health and Well-being Training
✓ General WHS Training
✓ Toolbox Talks
✓ Risk Management Training
✓ Safety Training Handbooks
✓ Online WHS training and record keeping available
Masula Compliance employs staff trained in WorkCover legislation, rehabilitation co-ordination and return to work (RRTWC), and injury management. We can be appointed as your organisation’s Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator and directly work with your injured worker to ensure a speedy recovery and return to work.
✓ Developing rehabilitation and return to work procedures
✓ Managing initial contact with the employee and the treating doctor
✓ Undertaking incident investigation and incident reporting
✓ Injury management
✓ Facilitating the employee’s WorkCover claim
✓ Arranging for an independent medical assessment, if required
✓ Communicating with the WorkCover Authority / Insurer regarding workers’ compensation
✓ Documenting in detail the progress of the claim
✓ Reporting progress to the employee’s manager
✓ Implementing suitable rehabilitation
✓ Monitoring return to work