Health & Safety Management Systems

The management of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) risks is a minimum requirement in every workplace. An effective OH&S Management System can help to establish the framework of compliance with the two most fundamental elements of OH&S legislation being:

  • That employers provide and maintain a work environment that is safe and without risk to personnel.
  • That employees take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others.

According to the latest statistics published by Safe Work Australia manual handling remains the biggest risk to Australian workplaces. Backsafe has an effective OH&S system strategy to manage this and thereby remove one of the largest obstacle to reducing operating costs and workers' compensation costs with your organisation.

Some interesting facts taken from the Safe Work Australia data.

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Nature of injury or disease

Almost three-quarters of all serious claims were the result of injury, with sprains & strains of joints & adjacent muscles alone accounting for 42% of all serious claims.

The most common disease claims involved disorders of muscle, tendons & other soft tissues (6% of all serious claims), Dorsopathies – disorders of spinal vertebrae (6%) and mental disorders (6%).

Mechanism of injury or disease

Manual handling mechanisms (muscular stress while lifting objects and muscular stress while handling objects) resulted in 32% of all serious claims. Slips, trips and falls accounted for 20% of all serious claims.

Location of injury or disease

The back was the location on the body that was most often injured, accounting for 22% of all serious claims (16% for Lower back injuries alone). Other common locations were hand, fingers & thumb (12%), Shoulder (9%) and Knee (9%).

Outcome

Upon completion of this audit, a full written report will be generated highlighting the issues to be discussed in the follow-up meeting. We are able to assist in implementing changes and carrying out supporting training.

Cost

We can either offer you an all-inclusive price negotiated at the beginning of the service or we can charge an hourly rate to undertake your audit service and any follow up work you may wish to engage in. We can work with your team to get the system working and we can carry out all of the training necessary to get your team up to speed and using the system. Please contact us at any time to request a proposal. We also offer a special rate for community organisations as our contribution to the community in which we live. Please contact us for a quote on 13 000 BACKSAFE (13 000 222 57) or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

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