Not getting improvements in your safety leadership culture or safety statistics? It’s highly likely your organisation needs to engage your people at the ‘hearts and minds’ level required to create and sustain a strong safety culture.
The Fair Work Act has been amended and includes new laws regarding job security, notably fixed-term contracts. Under certain conditions, employers can no longer enter certain fixed-term contracts with an employee. Here's what you need to know.
MRPV's Civil Construction Safety Cadetship Program wins Best WHS Learning & Professional Development Program at the AIHS 2023 Workplace Health & Safety Awards. Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) has been honoured with a
One of the most powerful tools at a leader’s disposal is skills gap analysis – a process that identifies disparities between the skills a team member presently possesses and the skills they require to excel in safety leadership
Despite its significant contribution to the economy, the construction industry is facing high rates of suicide and mental health issues among its workers. The Suicide Trends Among Australian Construction Workers study examined the incidence
Explore the importance of managing change and overcoming change fatigue. How can leaders navigate through the turbulence with confidence and resilience? Change: the perpetual force that shapes the destiny of an organization. Change
Safety training not only equips your workforce with the necessary expertise to safeguard their well-being and manage risk but also enhances your business performance. For over 30 years Safety Dimensions has been a leading
WHS Regulations have been amended to explicitly prohibit the uncontrolled processing of engineered stone products and prioritise the health and safety of workers in industries working with silica. The health and safety of workers in
As changes to WHS regulations to protect workers from mental health injury are being implemented in some states (and proposed in others), it is important for employers to understand the distinction between what personal wellbeing and wellness at work
Good leaders master the art of active listening to build trust, improve collaboration, and drive better business results. Here's how! Effective communication is an essential skill for any leader, and listening is a foundational aspect of getting it
The landscape in Australia is changing when it comes to safety and the obligations of employers. Here’s what you need to know. Under existing workplace health and safety laws, employers and duty holders are
All employees in the Fair Work system (including part-time and casual employees) will be entitled to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period. Here's what you need to know.
What is a risk management plan and how does this apply to disaster recovery?In this post we look at implementing a comprehensive risk management plan and being prepared for both the physical and mental health risks of disaster recovery.
Toolbox or pre-starts talks are safety sessions that help focus a workforce on safety and are an essential part of maintaining a safe work environment. When done right, these meetings promote greater awareness of safety, trust, commitment and
During the current skills shortage, many employers are promoting internal candidates into leadership and management roles, even if they don’t have the foundational skills in leading people. So how do we set up new leaders for success?
Safe Work Australia has published the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia report, providing the latest detailed national statistics on fatal injuries while at work. Although Australian workplaces are becoming safer, there is still work to be done. The
Being a leader means you’re tasked with many responsibilities, across managing people and teams, organisational expectations and performance. Not every leader is awesome at all aspects of leading teams – below are four common mistakes you may be
How do you deliver a knock-out workplace safety talk to your staff or leadership team? One of the challenges many senior leaders come to us with is how to craft a safety talk (or public address) that: Isn't
Bruce Helyard is a Senior Consultant and Facilitator with Safety Dimensions and Leadership Dimensions. “Walking the Talk” – What does it really mean? While facilitating our leadership programs, the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management or
As the recent tragic death of an Ernst & Young employee in their Sydney office highlights, there is a need for organisations to ensure they are managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace. According to a Diversity Council Australia report,
Van Halen, the American hair rock band of the ’80s was infamous for this inclusion in their contract, Article 126, “There will be no brown M&M’s in the backstage area, upon pain of forfeiture of the show, with
Why should you embrace change? Rather than resisting change, which is often futile, people that can learn to embrace change are often better able to capitalise on the opportunities that inevitably follow in change’s footsteps.
The war for talent is beginning to heat up again. Factors influencing this are staff shortages, reductions in international work visas, more opportunities for people to work remotely or flexibly, and a change in the business landscape after