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Six Steps to Effective Emergency Management

From  an article by Russell Boon: 

1. Corroborate - As the proverb goes, 'Failing to plan is planning to fail.' Generally, if your business is a tenant of a large facility, the property management group should conduct the overall emergency planning. However, this is not sufficient reason for each tenant or business to ignore their own emergency plan. Shopping Centres, for instance, will rely on each retailer conducting emergency procedures within their tenancy. If the emergency dictates ...




Top 10 Strategies to Raise Drug and Alcohol Awareness in the Workplace

1. Incorporate drug and alcohol awareness training into the induction process for all new employees, setting out what the company will or will not allow in respect to drug and alcohol use and the procedures for dealing with issues should they arise, this is a good opportunity to inform all new employees of the company's commitment to supporting employees health and wellbeing, and improving their corporate image. 2. Develop and update a comprehensive drug and alcohol policy and involve ...




7 Ways to Ward Off the Workplace Bully

There are countless horror stories of "workplace bullying." According to The Workplace Bullying Institute ( it's defined as: repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms: 




Accident Investigation Procedures

As a business owner it is sensible to have an accident investigation procedure so that you can defend yourself in case of any claim. The procedure should identify the steps you need to complete to make sure you have all the relevant information and it is collected at a time when it is still fresh in people’s memory. The longer it is left, the more likely is that facts will be replaced by assumptions or clouded by conversations with others. Your accident investigation procedures will ...




Why You Should Conduct a Work Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Health and safety risk assessment has become a matter of prime importance for establishments that employ a workforce and are set-ups that include other people apart from the employees – such as visiting contractors and volunteers. Whatever category the business may fall in, it is solely for the benefit of the business, its employees and consumers that an assessment becomes a must. Any work environment poses some sort of risk to the employees and could affect their health or well-being, and ...


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‘Tis the season to be jolly sensible

Tips for Employers

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The office Christmas party can be a great place to unwind, celebrate your wins and socialise with your staff and work colleagues. But unwind a little too much, or fail to act on employee’s complaints about inappropriate behaviour towards them, and your business, culture and potentially bottom line can take a big hit.