A workplace injury can be the downfall of any business, and in particular small businesses, but how do you acquire the practical knowledge and assistance you need to deal with the mind field of health and safety compliance?
Small business owners, Robert O’Neill an experienced occupational health and safety professional and his wife, distinguished early learning specialist Kerrie, recognise this situation very well, have found the solution and created the Safetyhub to help others achieve complete workplace health and safety systemisation.
Robert explained “Of the 12 million people who had worked at some time in the last 12 months, 5.3% experienced a work-related injury or illness during that same period. (ABS, Work Related Injuries Australia 2010)” What does all this mean? “Well in simple terms, over the next 12 months, Australia will spend in the vicinity of $60b due to work related injury, illness a nd disease.”
“If you’re in business, you’ll contribute to this cost; it may not happen for a while, but it will happen.
The goal is to prevent it and improve your business efficiencies along the way!”
“New nationally harmonized WHS laws are being implemented throughout the country and have not only raised maximum penalties for corporations to $3m, and directors $600,000, but make it very clear that you must address your workplace risks and control them to ensure the safety of all workers or you could risk imprisonment.” “Workcover authorities also identified that SME’s are disproportionately represented in workers compensation claims and is subsequently increasing their focus on this sector to dramatically improve these outcomes.”
Safetyhub not only gives you affordable unlimited access to experienced certified occupational health and safety professionals, membership also incl udes access to the online resource centre that gives you all the tips, tools and resources you need to protect your people, in one place.
You’ll find an array of articles, videos and podcasts from industry leaders and experts, together with step-by-step instruction guides – whatever stage your business is at, you’ll find all the information you need right there. All designed to make running your business simpler, compliant and more efficient.
For more information about the Safetyhub please visit www.safetyhub.com.au
The Safetyhub is an initiative powered by Work Safety Systems Pty Ltd