Recommendations on WHS management system Essay

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Recommendations on WHS management system

For Australian Hardware

CURRENT SITUATION

Australian Hardware has expanded rapidly to include 138 warehouse stores nationally. Unfortunately, one of the possible results of this rapid expansion is a lack of a national, consistent approach to WHS compliance.

The company does take seriously its legal and ethical obligations to provide a safe workplace; however, safety standards may be slipping. According to incomplete Australian Hardware records, last year, the Lost Time to Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was 13.9.

Areas and types of injuries of particular concern include: manual lifting of outdoor furniture and hardware goods in warehouses and in customer service areas
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Managers
Managers have a responsibility in their areas of control to ensure that: they carry out their roles and responsibilities as detailed in the relevant health and safety policies and procedures they effectively implement relevant health and safety policies and procedures all risks to health and safety are identified, assessed and effectively controlled in consultation with workers and their representatives the effectiveness of risk control measures are regularly monitored and deviations from standards are rectified supervisors and workers have adequate knowledge and skills to carry out their health and safety responsibilities workers and their representatives are consulted on any proposals for, or changes to, the workplace, work practices, policies or procedures which may affect the health and safety of workers.

Supervisors
Supervisors or workers with supervisory responsibilities have a responsibility to ensure: they carry out their roles and responsibilities as detailed in the relevant health and safety policies and procedures relevant health and safety policies and procedures are implemented in their areas of control all risk control measures in their areas of responsibility are implemented, regularly monitored and maintained the workers under

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