Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
The purpose of this book is clear from the title: it is a resource book. It is specifically a resource book for safety representatives, but the hope and indeed the expectation is that it is a resource to which employers, their occupational health and safety advisors, employees and the self-employed will refer.
This code of practice is intended to provide practical guidance on safe work in confined spaces and is operational from 1st May 2017.
Your employer must ensure that you are allowed to carry out your role as a safety representative or as a member of the safety committee. They must ensure that you can obtain the training to carry out your functions successfully.
This guidance is aimed at business leaders, owners, managers and those who control work activities at all workplaces.
You are responsible for the safety of yourself, your employees, and any other person that may be affected by your work activities.
This publication explains why accident and dangerous occurrence reporting is required, what is reportable, what is not reportable, who should make the report and how the report should be made.
Updated for 2016 - These guidelines are aimed at employers, employees, safety representatives, safety committee members
and safety and health practitioners.
Chemical and biological safety guidance for employers and employees. This guidance document provides information in
relation to chemical and biological safety with respect to those working in contract cleaning
This guide is informed by the field of Behaviour-Based Safety, which is often described as a bottom-up approach, with top-down support from safety leaders.
The area of workplace health, compared to workplace safety, is one in which many employers feel less competent and informed.