A WHS management plan is a comprehensive document that any bid writer needs when making a submission for most tenders. The plan itself sets out a minimum level of organisation and care required when attending to the safety needs of their company or organisation’s employees and the workplace itself. Listed below are some of the most important aspects of any WHS Management Plan.
When drafting WHS related documentation such as a WHS management plan, it is critical to emphasise the robustness and attention to detail when of your first aid training. We help review and provide suggestions on how first aid training can be modified depending on the level of risk involved and also the specific sort of activity that an employee is engaged in such as;
- Generic WHS Training
- Risk Specific WHS Training
- Task-Specific WHS Training
In addition and as specified by the WHS Act, you need to review all aspects of your risk management approach. The risk management approach provides an in-depth series of actions taken by relevant personnel to assess risk and ultimately prevent hazards from eventuating. In many bid documents, our clients usually provide detail to these series of steps;
- Identify the hazard
- Assess the risk
- Control the hazards
- Review the process
The Tender Team is able to carry out this task for you.
Specific WHS Requirements
In many instances, our clients require us to review certain scenarios where WHS procedures in this WHS Management Plan must be firmly established in order to respond to them as below:
Asbestos: Found in many older buildings, this set of minerals is also highly toxic and must be accounted for with an accompanying asbestos management plan and register.
Contractors: Our clients owe the same level of WHS care and attention to not only employees but external contractors and sub-contractors. As these individuals and groups are not directly employed by the company, they are still subject to all WHS regulations as normal employees.
Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances: The Tender Team ensure that our clients have covered themselves for all aspects of handling and storing any of these dangerous goods and substances.
Electrical Safety: All equipment is to be thoroughly tested and well maintained to prevent any electrical damage to the equipment itself, user and surrounding workplace. ISO testing and safety switches should be utilised on a proper schedule and whenever possible to enforce the WHS Management Plan’s section on this area. All unsafe equipment is also to be properly removed when necessary.
Falls From Height: Proper installation of ladders, steps and handrails to prevent the risk of serious injury from falling from great heights.
Plant and Equipment: The maintenance and repair and also record-keeping for all relevant tools (powered/non-powered) as necessary in the workplace and completion of any tasks
Slips, Trips and Falls: One of the most common hazards to eventuate due to its nature to happen possibly anywhere in the workplace. The Tender Team encourage clients to pay particular attention to this hazard as it one that can be easily prevented with only minimal use of resources. If not, the consequences can greatly outweigh the nature of the event itself should the employee attempt to recover costs for injuries in court.
Forms and Checklists
As required by many WHS Management Plans, The Tender Team will review all relevant forms and checklists (usually included at the end of these documents) for inconsistencies or suggested alternatives. These forms and checklists will reinforce the WHS Management Plan’s clauses and provide consistent evidence for basic compliance if required for any future litigation.
These forms and checklists are also convenient for relevant employees as a source of first-hand information recorded for the purpose of research and also identifying both positive and negative trends. In doing so, The Tender Team will be able to advise, based off this info provided, on how to improve on any client’s WHS Management Plan through the following evidence.
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