It’s impossible to overstate the importance of a good night’s sleep. In his 2019 bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker writes that sleep “enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions [and also] recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite.
There are many reasons for accidents, but we have noticed the main four reasons. We had a flurry of Medical Treatment Injuries over the July and August months. All of them were minor injuries but a couple of them had the potential to be catastrophic.
Whilst all of these injuries were unrelated in the type of injury they were, they all had similar underpinning causes.
Getting the word out about your business is essential: there’s no better way to win new customers, attract (and recruit) top talent, and build a brand so that when people think of the relevant product or service—whether that’s IT repairs, engineering consulting, or something as mundane as cookies—they think of your business, and what it can do for them.
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of goals: learning how to set and pursue effective ones can leader to greater motivation, satisfaction, and achievement. In fact, it’s been said that the difference between the best and the rest comes down to this: those who are preeminent in their fields have a clear sense of direction, the perseverance required to overcome unexpected challenges, and a strong sense of how their present actions will get them where they want to be in the future.
It’s no surprise that Australians love the internet—but it may still shock you to learn just how central to our day-to-day lives it has become. Research completed in 2018 by We Are Social found that Australians now spend more time online than ever before, clocking an average of nearly six hours each day accessing the internet on tablets, phones and computers.
As the old saying would have it, a team is only ever as strong as its weakest player. Accordingly, your business will only grow into something greater than the sum of its parts, if those parts are chosen with great care and looked after in a way that encourages optimal performance.
Choosing the right way to manage your time at work can supercharge your performance at work and help you accelerate towards the achievement of your goals. But it can also be difficult: peak productivity means managing your schedule, identifying your goals, and implementing organisation strategies, all while responding to a dynamic environment in which new tasks come thick and fast.
Working at heights poses numerous dangers, and is responsible for many serious and fatal injuries every year. In WA, many workers are exposed to heights every day, whether working from ladders, scaffolds and platforms, on roofs, over tanks and pits, or on vehicles or trailers.
Apart from the obvious injuries and death, penalties and compensation associated with workplace incidents, there are significant indirect costs when WHS systems fail. Poor safety performance can have a large impact on business operation and performance - often as a result of reduced productivity and low morale.
There is an ongoing debate about the use of drug testing in the workplace. Those in favour say it reduces risk and accidents in the workplace - while those against say it can be an imposition on workers’ private lives.
Obviously it is important to have a happy medium - and with the increasing use of ‘oral fluid’ testing (through saliva) to check for drugs in the system - employers can now find out within minutes if a person has drugs in his or her system.