Health & Safety

Waste Management

Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials. The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics.


Utility Management

This deals with the implementation of our recommendations (including changes of tariffs and suppliers), vetting of existing and future supply agreements, totally independent, expert advice on utilities, checking all utility bills and dealing with any errors or disputes on your behalf, analysing consumption data, which enables the detection of inefficiencies, procuring new energy and telecom contracts, improving the accuracy and usefulness of the management information on utilities, sending experts into the building to focus on reducing your consumption of energy and water — reducing costs and carbon emissions; overseeing the implementation of the measures recommended by those experts; organising the supply and installation of gas, electricity, water and telecom services and ceasing utility and telecom services.


Hazardous Materials Management & Controls

Hazardous materials management involves the proper storage, use, and disposal of any material that poses a potential threat to people or the environment. These materials can include industrial waste, medical waste, or chemical waste. There are specialized companies and government offices that transport, store, and dispose of potentially harmful materials. It is recommended, and often required, that businesses and individuals handle these materials in the proper manner.


Safety Statement

Section 20 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that an organisation produce a written programme to safeguard:

  • the safety and health of employees while they work
  • the safety and health of other people who might be at the workplace, including customers, visitors and members of the public

The safety statement represents a commitment to their safety and health. It should state how the employer will ensure their safety and health and state the resources necessary to maintain and review safety and health laws and standards. The safety statement should influence all work activities, including:

  • the selection of competent people, equipment and materials
  • the way work is done
  • how goods and services are designed and provided


Health & Safety Systems and Processes

These are the organised efforts and procedures for identifying workplace hazards and reducing accidents and exposure to harmful situations and substances. It also includes training of personnel in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and use of protective clothing and equipment.


Risk Assessments

Risk assessment is a step in a risk management process. Risk assessment is the determination of quantitative or qualitative value of risk related to a concrete situation and a recognized threat (also called hazard).


Ergonomics

This involves designing the job, equipment and workplace to fit the worker. Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability. It is the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimise human well-being and overall system performance. It is employed to fulfil two main goals: health and productivity.


Manual Handling

Any job that involves heavy labour or manual material handling may include a high risk for injury on the job.


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