Teleworking – Has your organisation considered these 7 key safety obligations?

If any of your employees work from home, occasionally or as a regular arrangement, then you will be aware of the work health and safety obligations that apply to your organisation. You will need to implement appropriate guidelines, policies, procedures, … Read MoreRead More

New Workplace Bullying Laws – What you need to know

Revised anti-bullying provisions and the Fair Work Commission jurisdictions will commence on 1 January 2014. While there is still some confusion about the likely impact, it is clear there will be a significant period of trial and error, with possible … Read MoreRead More

TELEWORKING – PUTTING THE WHEELS IN MOTION

In this second of three blogs relating to implementing a systematic teleworking regime for your workplace, this blog puts some context around, and provides practical tips for devising a request form and process for employees who wish to work from … Read More

Six practical tools to manage the risk of remote and isolated work

1.)    Implement effective Communication Systems: including Personal Security Systems, Radio Communication Systems, Satellite Communication Systems, Distress Beacons, Mobile Phones, Pagers 2.)     Buddy System: During remote or isolated work ensure that workers have a ‘buddy’ – a colleague to escort them … Read More

Employees or contractors working remotely? Understand your WHS obligations.

Many Australians work in remote locations. Remote or isolated work in relation to a worker means work that is isolated from the assistance of other persons because of location, time or the nature of the work. According to Tania Evans, … Read More

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