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.
Good Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) procedures are a vital component of any workplace. If carried out incorrectly, this practice can be fraught with danger and possible hazards. Many workers are injured and killed each year while working in confined spaces with incredibly, an estimated 60 per cent of these fatalities occurring among the would-be rescuers!
A confined space can be more hazardous than regular work spaces for many reasons.
Labour hire agencies provide invaluable support for short or long-term vacancies in your operations or management team - from site administration through to the Senior Site Executive. Indeed, not many people realise the range of personnel that are available to fill all positions.
There are many different aspects to consider when choosing a labour hire company.
For example, you may need a company with specific industry expertise - which will ensure they have the capability to recruit for your specific industry. Another important factor is ease of operation - which is essential for a stress-free recruitment experience and satisfactory end result.
Employing the right workers is the key to a successful business.
And the best and most cost-effective way to do this is to use the services of a proven and respected labour hire company.
An efficient, competent labour hire company can create a ‘win-win’ situation for your business by solving all of your long and short-term labour needs - and generating both project success and client satisfaction.
As a client of a labour hire company, you may be wondering what is the best way to utilise this relationship to the benefit of your business. Perhaps you’re thinking, “how can I get the best from my labour hire company?”. As hundreds of companies each year invest their trust in labour hire organisations, they must consider how best to use this valuable resource.
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.
Workplace insurance is important for employers and employees alike. Workplace hazards are a major cause of accidents – and can also lead to higher workers’ compensation and insurance costs.
As a business owner, it is of course, hugely important to educate all of your workers about possible hazards in order to control and minimise their incidence and severity.
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.
RecruitWest are the Experts in RPO
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is basically the outsourcing of all, or part, of an organisation’s recruitment to a third-party recruitment specialist. When managed well, RPO can reduce the time needed to hire someone by up to 40 per cent and provide cost savings of more than 50 per cent.