|Is our organisation legally compliant?|
|Do directors and senior managers understand the personal nature of their liability under the latest legislation?|
|Are WHS roles and responsibilities clearly defined?|
|Do we have legally required meaningful and effective WHS consultation?|
|Are we committed to continuous improvement?|
|Do we measure positive performance indicators?|
If you answer no to any of the above contact Australian Work Health and Safety Pty. Ltd.
Poor WHS performance increases fixed and variable costs. Costs include staff dissatisfaction, increased staff turnover and recruitment costs, lower productivity and reduced profitability. Workers compensation premiums are no different to other insurances e.g. more claims equal increased premiums. Additionally, for each injury or illness that happens in workplaces, many more incidents involving property or stock damage occurs.
Lost reputation is a cost difficult to quantify. As a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil and gas spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the US Department of defence cancelled all existing contracts and the US government embargoed all other government departments entering into new contracts with BP America at tremendous cost.
Current legislation provides maximum penalties of $3 million for organisations and $600,000 and/or five years jail for people. However, at Australian Work Health and Safety Pty. Ltd., we do not focus solely on legal compliance. A comprehensive focus on the health, safety and welfare of workers will minimise costs and increase profitability across the board.
Should you answer no to any of the above questions Australian Work Health and Safety Pty. Ltd. can provide practical solutions to your WHS issues. Remember that the first meeting is FREE.