Creating a safe workplace is a legal requirement for employers and is critical to the success of your business.
Ensuring your business provides a safe working environment, both physically and mentally, can assist in increasing employee retention, productivity and, importantly, ensures your business is legally compliant. It also minimises the likelihood of an injury or illness occurring in your workplace and the associated costs involved with workers compensation or other claims that may arise as a result.
A critical incident is a potential consequence of an unsafe workplace, which can have a devastating effect on any organisation, impacting your entire workforce, employees’ families and friends, the community and your brand. An incident can also occur even if your business takes a proactive approach to workplace safety, making it imperative to have the appropriate procedures implemented and your staff trained to manage a situation if one does occur.
Where workers’ health and safety is concerned, HR Legal’s philosophy is that “prevention is better than cure”. We work closely with you to ensure that your business’ health and safety processes, policies and procedures are legally compliant, and work in practice. Depending on your business needs, we can provide legal advice and support, including:
- Advice on safety compliance and obligations;
- Conducting a review or drafting and implementing safety procedures;
- Advice on managing mental health in the workplace;
- Defence of charges under safety legislation;
- Critical incident advice and management support;
- Critical Incident Management training course; and
- Mental Health in the Workplace training course.
Working with the HR Legal team, you can be confident knowing your business will be in the best position to keep your workers safe and manage an issue promptly if one does arise, while never losing sight of legal risk. Join our mailing list for more information or contact us to work with you in reviewing or developing health and safety policies and procedures to ensure they are compliant and workable for your business. If you require immediate advice, assistance or support with a critical incident, contact Dan Feldman on
+61 (0) 418 562 492.