Follow these three safety rules to ensure the DoL can’t give your company the axe

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 03 Nov. 2014

Tags: ohs act, dol inspector, dol inspection, health and safety, health and safety compliance, ohs act compliance

If you don’t follow health and safety rules, the DoL will penalise your company.

This could seriously damage your company’s cash flow and its reputations. Even if the DoL dishes out mild punishments to your company, investors might walk away. After all, who wants to invest in a company that doesn’t follow the law?

Don’t let the DoL take the axe to your company’s reputation and finances. Rather just follow these three health and safety rules…


Three health and safety rules that will keep the DoL from destroying your business

Rule 1: Always implement risk specific safety measures
All the safety measures you put in your company must be risk specific so they protect your employees from the dangers they face.
To make everything risk specific, do a risk assessment. This will identify the risks you need to deal with to ensure your safety measures are effective.
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Rule 2: Give your employees training on how to use your equipment and machinery safely
If you have dangerous machinery or equipment in your workplace, you must train your employees to use it correctly. Otherwise, they could have an accident because they don’t know what to do.
This training is a legal requirement so ensure it’s up to scratch with the DoL standards.
Rule 3: Keep your workplace tidy and hygienic
Your workplace must be clean, tidy and well organised to comply with housekeeping regulations. You need to make this a constant process with regular cleaning and organisation.
If you follow these three rules, the DoL will give your company a glowing review instead of the axe.
Check out the Health and Safety Advisor for more of your health and safety obligations. 

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