We can assist you with all your general OHS requirements including:

  • OHS Policy Development

  • Development of Procedures / Manuals / Standards including but not limited to:

    • Risk Management

    • Fitness for Work

    • Emergency Management

    • Contractor Management

    • Incident and Accident Management

    • Health and Safety Training and Competency Management

    • Injury Rehabilitation Management

    • OHS Communication and Consultation Management

  • OHS Project Management Plans

  • Development and review of Work Method Statements (WMS)

  • Assist with or manage incident investigations (ICAM trained lead investigator)

  • Development of Permit to Work Systems (e.g. work at heights, confined spaces)

  • Basic ergonomic assessments including workstation layout

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Occupational Health
and Safety Auditing

The audit of an OHS Management System (OHSMS) allows an organisation to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of their management of occupational health and safety in the workplace. Periodic auditing of the OHSMS focuses on ensuring:

  • An organisation’s performance is measured against its objectives.

  • Liabilities, hazards and risks are identified and controlled.

  • Legislative requirements are being met.

Most importantly however, the audit process and results provide a guiding vision for management teams to continuously improve OHS performance by incorporating the findings of the audit report into their strategic planning activities.

As an Exemplar Global Certified Principal Auditor, with experience auditing across a wide variety of industry sectors, we understand that when it comes to audits, not one size fits all, and there is more to auditing than simply checking for compliance. Audits need to be seen as a positive and proactive opportunity for improvement and a way to learn, rather than a burden. With a friendly and open approach, we will work with you to develop an audit tool that fits the size, scope and needs of your business and will provide you with tangible and actionable feedback. With a focus on culture as well as compliance, our audits not only address OHSMS and legislative requirements, but also safety cultural indicators and measures.

 

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Safety Training, Design, Development and Facilitation

As passionate trainers and facilitators, we have designed and facilitated training in a wide variety of fields including:

  • Safety leadership programs

  • Behavioural Based Safety (BBS) training

  • Understanding OHS legislation

  • Activity based conversations

  • Risk management

  • Work Method Statement (WMS) training

  • Working near services management

  • Work at heights

  • Working in a confined space

  • Emergency preparedness and response

  • Jump-form rescue for high-rise construction

  • Trench and pit rescue

  • Inspection and testing of height safety, confined space, rescue and lifting gear

  • First aid training

 

We strongly believe that the most important factor in any training or learning activity are the skills and knowledge of the facilitator/trainer. While a sound understanding of the training material is paramount, it is how the information is presented that ultimately decides how effective the training will be. We have proven success engaging with groups at all levels of business, from boots on the ground employees through to top level management to learners with LLN challenges. We have successfully designed and delivered training programs to construction, utilities, retail, manufacturing, mining and corporate clients over the past 10 years.

We also have strong relationships with a number of RTO’s should you require your training to be accredited towards a unit of competency or qualification. Please contact us to discuss your safety and wellbeing training needs. We will work with you to build a training plan and program that fits the needs of your business.

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There has been extensive research and study into the area of Safety Culture and how it can affect an organisation's safety performance. Professor Patrick Hudson describes safety culture as just one aspect of an organisations culture:

“Who and what we are, what we find important, and how we go about doing things round here.“

 

The concept of safety culture was first introduced as part of the IAEA report on the Chernobyl disaster and it is now generally agreed that “failures arising from the culture of an organisation are the reason why major accidents happen”. (Hudson 2007, p. 698) “The safety culture approach to accident reduction emphasises the role played by social forces with an organisation that act upon its members with respect to safety” (Parker et al. 2000, p. 552). It is also the next logical step for organisations that have been managing risk through technology, systems and processes who wish to continuously improve and are looking for new ways to drive incident rates downwards.

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Under the OHS Act, an employer has the right, and indeed obligation, to ensure all employees are fit for work. This can include fatigue management, mental health and wellbeing, and drug and alcohol management programs.

Statistics from the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner show that:

General Statistics

  • 1 in 9 drove a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol

  • 1 in 17 verbally abused someone while under the influence of alcohol

  • 1 in 4 were verbally abused by someone under the influence of alcohol

  • 1 in 50 were physically abused by someone affected by illicit drugs
     

Workplace Statistics

  • 10% of workplace deaths drug or alcohol related

  • 20-25% of workplace accidents drug or alcohol related

 

With the above in mind, ensuring your workers are fit for work is a critical step in managing your obligations under the OHS Act. Altitude Safety can work with you to develop a fitness for work policy and program that fits the needs of your business.

Furthermore, as trained and experienced testers, we can offer your workplace random or ‘for cause’ drug and alcohol testing in line with your fitness for work policy.