As a member, you have access to Master Builders’ team of specialist industry experts who can provide tailored advice and assistance across the complete range of work health and safety obligations.
A requirement under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. We provide a customised approach to your safety issues, on a long or short term basis.
Safety Management Systems
A safety management system (SMS) is a systematic approach to managing safety. An SMS is scalable so it can be tailored to the size and complexity of your business.
The success of an SMS depends on commitment from all levels and functions within an organization, especially from senior management.
An effective OSHSMS can assist an organisation to:
- Set out OSH policy and objectives;
- Establish, assess and review the effectiveness of procedures which give effect to OHS policy and objectives;
- Achieve conformance with OSH policy and objectives of the organization; and
- Demonstrate such conformance to others.
This SMS also provides an overarching framework for safety management plans and can then lead onto the information relating to a safety management plan.
A construction site safety management plan is a documented health and safety plan for a specific construction site. According to current State Occupational Safety and Health Legislation, before work begins the builder (i.e. the main contractor) must prepare a WHS/OSH management plan for any site where there are, or are likely to be, for 5 or more people working at the same time.
Although not legally required for projects with less than 5 people on site at the same time, WHS/OSH management plans are recommended for use by builders as written evidence of how risks are being managed on site.
Being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective development opportunities you can offer employees. Having the guidance, encouragement and support of an experienced mentor can provide your staff with a broad range of knowledge and benefits, which ultimately lead to improved performance and productivity in the workplace.
If high-risk construction work is, or is to be, done at a construction site, the main contractor must ensure that all high-risk construction work is carried out in accordance with a safe work method statement (SWMS).
A safe work method statement (SWMS) is prepared by the person in control of the high-risk work activity and provided to the main contractor prior to the work commencing. Where the main contractor is unable to obtain a safe work method statement from the person in control of the high-risk work then the main contractor must develop a safe work method statement and ensure that all persons involved in the activity understand the requirements of the specific SWMS.
A site safety inspection provides you with a written safety report which identifies unsafe work practices and noncompliance issues on your site. The report recommends possible corrective actions and identifies opportunities for improvement. This type of service also demonstrates a commitment and proactive approach to managing safety in the workplace.
Similar to a site safety inspection, a site safety audit also reviews your OSH processes and procedures to identify shortfalls and/or opportunities for improvement.