The major strength of our company’s operation, is in the process that is used in developing the project management outcomes. This process has a number of key ingredients including:
- Close consultation with a steering committee and a senior member of the organisation who has the authority to overview the input areas and implementation program that the project may develop.
- Close liaison with the union, health and safety representatives and staff to ensure that they participate during the project in identifying the relevant issues and to have commitment towards the implementation towards the project outcomes.
- Utilisation of data such as incident reports and minutes of meetings to substantiate the need for the project and to use as base line assessment data for measuring success in an evaluation phase.
- Regular communication with the project management person from the organisation to ensure their regular knowledge and participation in the program outputs.
Currently the diversity of work falls into five main areas. These are:
- WHS consulting. These primarily are one off consulting projects to assist in the resolution of mainly ergonomic related problems within the diversity of industry sectors.
- WHS training. This covers a wide range of WHS areas including:
- WHS roles and responsibilities to meet WHS legislation
- development and implementation of WHS policies and procedures
- management of contractors
- job safety analysis
- manual handling
- fatigue management
- workplace bullying and occupational violence
- Government funded projects. Currently our company is assisting the Australian Government to research and develop strategies in a range of areas including the Australian WHS Strategy (2012-2022); a Code of Practice for the recycling of e-waste; and developing new Customer Service area designs for Medicare and the Department of Human Services.
- Legal representation. Providing expert witness advice in association with issues effecting workforces that are under dispute through the Industrial Relations Commission and heard through a variety of courts.
- Architectural reviews. Work with architects, client groups and their associated stakeholders to provide an WHS input into the planning and commissioning phase of new buildings and facilities. These include office based accommodation, as well as lay out and operation in the manufacturing, banking, and retail industry sectors.
Major Work Activities
In 2011, a review was undertaken of over 650 reported cases of bullying to the Government Regulator in WHS were assessed and the background to each case was reviewed for compliance with the legal definition of bullying as well as the range of actions taken by the Regulator and other Agencies to assist the parties involved.
In 2011, David Caple and Rick Hodgson were the Facilitators of the Safe Work Australia industry consultation process for the National WHS Strategy (2012-2022) including workshops in all Australian states with Governments, Unions, Employers and WHS professionals.
In 2011-2012, David travelled to Singapore for Ministry of Manpower to review their WHS Leadership Framework. This involved interviewing 18 CEOs and C-Suite Leaders and facilitating workshops for 60 Senior Managers, WHS Professionals, and Supervisors.
In 2013, our company has facilitated a range of health and safety strategies and action plans for major private and government corporations across Australia. This has involved working with Boards of Directors, CEOs and executives together with the staff in integrating health and safety strategies as part of the overall business direction.