Test your Workplace Health and Safety

How safe and prepared is your organisation?

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1. Do we have a written Workplace Health & Safety Policy statement which is signed, dated and posted in a conspicuous location(s) in the workplace? Is it signed by top management and safety personnel? *

   Yes

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   No

2. Do we have a person assigned as the Safety Officer, who is responsible for the safety programs, training and loss prevention? *

   Yes

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   No

3. Do we have immediate access to WorkSafe, WorkCover, EPA, Claims, and Legal experts? *

   Yes

   Sort of / Maybe

   No

4. Do all workers know their personal responsibilities when it comes to safety and reporting injuries? *

   Yes

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   No

5. Do we have first aid kits, eyewash and evacuation plans in the workplace where every worker can see them? *

   Yes

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   No

6. Do we have an Emergency Phone Numbers list posted in strategic locations throughout the workplace for reference, in case of an emergency? *

   Yes

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   No

7. Do you practice fire / emergency crisis drills and related procedures? *

   Yes

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   No

8. Do we have a Fire Protection Equipment maintenance program that includes frequent inspection and replacement of substandard equipment? *

   Yes

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   No

9. Do we have appropriate lockout/tagout equipment maintained in the workplace, and are workers trained on this? *

   Yes

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   No

10. Do we have an effective Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) program that includes hazard identification, provision of appropriate PPE, training and regular inspections? *

   Yes

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   No

11. Do we know what to do in the event of a critical injury or fatality? Do we have an incident investigation process? *

   Yes

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   No

12. Do we inform all workers of the hazards they will be working with and conduct new hire orientation for safety? *

   Yes

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   No

13. Is safety training documented and retained consistently for each person? Do you have them sign a form to prove training was completed? *

   Yes

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   No

14. Do we have procedures and training for all tasks involving hazards? Do all workers know what to do in case of an incident? (i.e. falls, electrical, blood, noise, chemical exposure, equipment malfunction.) *

   Yes

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   No

15. Do we have an inventory of all hazardous materials, a current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for these materials and appropriate training for employees who work with them? *

   Yes

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   No

16. Do we make sure that all contractors/subcontractors on site have their own private insurance coverage? *

   Yes

   Sort of / Maybe

   No

17. Do we always make contractors/subcontractors aware of the hazards that they will be working with or nearby? Do we hold them accountable to our safety plan/rules? *

   Yes

   Sort of / Maybe

   No

18. Do we have a fleet safety program in place? (vehicles) *

   Yes

   Sort of / Maybe

   No

19. Do we meet all requirements of the Chain of Responsibility under The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and regulations? *

   Yes

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   No

20. Do we have written job descriptions for each position that outline all related tasks? *

   Yes

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   No

21. Do we take all reasonable precautions to prevent acts of violence and aggression against workers? *

   Yes

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   No

22. Do workers know how to respond to protect themselves from potentially violent or aggressive acts? *

   Yes

   Sort of / Maybe

   No

23. Do we take active (and all reasonable) precautions to prevent workplace harassment? *

   Yes

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   No

24. Do we design work processes and match equipment and tasks to the capabilities of the workers? Do we eliminate or control work-related health and safety hazards wherever possible? *

   Yes

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   No

25. Do we have a written return to work program? *

   Yes

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   No

26. Do we have a substance abuse program? *

   Yes

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   No

27. Do we have a fully functional workplace health and safety committee? *

   Yes

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   No

28. Does the workplace health and safety committee have the time it needs to carry out its duties? *

   Yes

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   No

29. Do we have an incentive program that addresses unsafe behaviours and rewards positive behaviours? *

   Yes

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   No

30. Do we have a training plan and documentation procedures to ensure all workers receive proper education? *

   Yes

   Sort of / Maybe

   No

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