Quick Guide to Auditing OHS Systems

  Quick Guide to Auditing OHS Systems George’s Safety Reflections – by the late George Robotham  There is some confusion in practice between the terms inspection and audit, I distinguish between the two by saying you inspect things and you audit systems. Organisations that are successful at Occupational Health and Safety have regular comprehensive internal …

Imagination and Safety

Imagination? We’ll Soon Knock that Nonsense Out of You A safety friend of mind Ted rang the other day, he had just gone through the circus and charade of an OFSC Audit and 4801 Audit. He said, ‘ah, now we are safe’, I said, ‘no your not, you are probably less safe’. (I’ll get back …

Deconstructing Safety and Humans

Deconstructing Safety and Humans Another article by Dr Rob Long – only for the thinking Safety Professional! See more of Rob’s work here. Do yourself a big favour check out his book here. For some reason people in the safety business seem to love reducing things to the most simple (and sometimes simplistic) understanding of …

Gaining AS4801 Accreditation

How to Gain AS4801 Accreditation Some of the most common queries on this site are about gaining AS4801 accreditation or why you need to have AS4801 accreditation in the first place. Probably because, it seems that, even some of the organisations providing AS4801 accreditation find it hard to explain – that is our experience anyway. …

How to Introduce a Harmonised Safety System

Introducing a harmonised OHS Management System – by George Robotham  “Assume for a moment, you have a newly established business, and you have been tasked with establishing a corporate (not operational) OH&S system, that complies with the new Commonwealth OH&S Act. How would you go about doing this? What would it be comprised of? How …