With new OHS laws - the WHS Act 2012 being released nationally in Australia
on 1st January 2012, it is now as important as it has ever been
to ensure your workplace has an OHS management system in place to prove
ongoing OHS compliance.
Occupational Health and Safety or OHS (Work
Health and Safety - WHS) is about protecting people in places of
work from the risk of injury or illness.
As of 1st January 2012, the
government via their WorkCover or WorkSafe authority in each state will
release their Work Health Safety Acts, which mirror the national framework.
This ensures that OHS (WHS) legislation from state to state is virtually
the same, saving some of the time and confusion that currently
Employers in each workplace must comply with
the State WHS (OHS) legislation which applies to them.
Having OHS systems in place is the best
method for ensuring ongoing compliance and a system will have its own
OHS plan - which ensures a systemised approach over time
to identifying hazards, controlling risks, engaging the workforce for
feedback and to improve OHS performance throughout.
If any business does not comply with
OHS legislation, there will of course be heavy penalties.
Smart OHS has anOHS
management system online that allows easy work for OHS compliance
for only $299 per year.
Smart OHS ensures that all joined members
understand what to do, how to do it and when to do it by auto building an
OHS Plan for each then sending regular email reminders
with instructions on what to do next.
Smart OHS members never have to think about
what to do next as the Smart OHS management system online
will ensure that nothing is ever forgotten.
The Smart OHS online OHS
system was built in line with Australian Standard 4801 - OHS
management systems and is used by the Australian Hotels Association for its
own industry specialised insurer group - Hotel Employers Mutual.
As a result of being used in this scheme,
the Smart OHS online system has been audited to Australian Standard 4801 by
WorkCover NSW in 2007 and 2010. the tools they need to record and improve
Using the Smart OHS system allows all
businesses - large or small to work on a simple OHS plan
method to comply with OHS legislation.