Back to Basics- Why Codes of Practice are an employers (and workers) best friend!

 

Sometimes obtaining information is difficult for an employer and employees. It is critical in an age where safety is paramount we ensure the accuracy and preciseness of the information we source and follow.

 

Recently during a conversation with one of our height safety trainers, he mentioned that a student stated that his company refers to youtube.com when they are completely unsure of building height safety systems. Youtube.com can be great for free information on things like perfecting your golf swing or making a fancy meal however accessing any source of safety information on youtube.com can be risky- largely due to the inaccuracy of user published media and the different regulatory requirements from country to country.

 

With that in mind take a typical DIYer that is to be removing asbestos in their home- they may have heard of the risks of asbestos and believe they can remove it themselves. They jump on to youtube.com and search asbestos removal DIY with the first result being seen here.

 

If you know anything about asbestos you know that this DIY video presents several serious errors putting anyone following this information at serious risk.

 

So where can we go for good information? Our answer- Codes of Pratice

 

Codes of Practice give us practical guidance to achieve the standards of safety, health and welfare required under the WHS Act. For us Codes of Practice are the best source of information and are easily accessible to employers and workers. We at Pro Safety and Training highly recommend accessing and having a good understanding of the Codes of Practice relevant to our work lives.

 

Codes of Practice relevant to us at Pro Safety and Training are:

 

Work at Heights

Confined Spaces

Asbestos Removal Safety

Asbestos Management

Managing Risks

Construction Work

 

At Pro Safety and Training we think that Code of Practice are a critical document and we hope that you access them to find relevant information that is specific to your work scenario. Always ensure that you refer to your local regulator on how laws and codes of practice apply to you. All of our training incorporates aspects of the relevant code of practice.

 

 

Stowe Australia

Stowe Australia

Remove Non-Friable Asbestos Training

TestimonialCourse was a good refresher and brought me up to date with relevant info conducted by a good instructor.

- Gary E - Brisbane

Doval Constructions (QLD) Ltd

Doval Constructions (QLD) Ltd

Remove Non-Friable Asbestos Training

TestimonialGood course. Seb has extremely good knowledge of subject matter, regulatory requirements and practical application. Takes time to ensure you understand material. Highly recommend.

- Andrew S - Brisbane

Evoqua

Evoqua

Confined Space Entry Training

TestimonialGood course content. Excellent practical facilities.

- Chris G - Brisbane

Newcrest Mining Limited

Newcrest Mining Limited

Certificate IV Work Health and Safety Training

TestimonialTraining was well presented and the trainer was conversant with the topic.

- Felix G - Brisbane

BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton

Remove Non-Friable Asbestos Training

TestimonialGreat course. Sebastian was easy to learn from and kept it relevant. Will happily do training through Pro Safety Training next time.

- Brendan M - Brisbane

Ventia Utility Services P/L

Ventia Utility Services P/L

Remove Non-Friable Asbestos Training

TestimonialA very well organised course to conduct the course on a remote site. Worthwhile skills delivered to all participants with customised discussion for the specific circumstances of the site.

- Scott M - Brisbane

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