Six Easy Steps to OHS Compliance

Six Easy Steps to OHS Compliance

Small business employers don't have the time to learn how to use complicated OHS system to meet their OHS obligations. The beauty of Online OHS is that it has a simple step by step process, complete with video tutorials, to your final goal of OHS compliance.

Risk management is not something we all want to spend a lot of time on. This system is quick and easy to use (for you and all your employees) so you can spend more time on doing what you need to do elsewhere in the business.

See how to reduce risk in your business with the video tutorials below...

Six Easy Steps to OHS Compliance

Learn about the six easy steps to complying with your OHS obligations using the Online OHS management system. This video gives you the run down on how to use the steps below and how they all fit together.

Step 1: How to Undertake the Online OHS Starter Kit

The Online OHS Starter Guide has been introduced to assist in the setup of your OHS system. Easy to use guided introduction and setup allows you to systematically create your OHS compliance system for your individual workplace.

Step 2: How to Use the Hazard Register

Identifying, assessing, controlling and reviewing hazards in the workplace are a critical component of a compliant OH&S system. This tutorial will explain what is a hazard and how to identify, assess and control. The built in review process inside Online OHS allows for reminders to automatically alert designated employees as well as keeping a log for audit purposes.

Step 3A: How to Develop a Safe Work Method

Some activities that have been entered during the starter kit process may need a Safe Work Method (SWM) developed for them. A SWM is a document that directs or instructs your employees on how to undertake the activity safely. In this tutorial you will learn how to build or upload SWM’s into the Online OHS system.

Step 3B: How to Use the Plant and Equipment Register

It is important that Plant & Equipment are maintained in safe working order and that this can be verified. The Online OHS system has a built-in register for this purpose. Reminder dates for maintenance can be set and the relevant employee alerted via an email. Maintenance documents can be uploaded as well as a picture of the equipment and instruction manuals on safe operation next to the item in the register, and of course the sytem will create a log for audit purposes.

Step 3C: How to Build an Emergency Procedure

An emergency is a serious, unexpected, often dangerous situation that requires immediate action. The emergency procedure is a plan of action to be conducted in a certain order or manner, in response to an emergency event. The procedure builder inside the Online OHS system allows the user to develop these procedures and ensure all employees, visitors and contractors are made aware of them.

Step 3D: How to Use the Online OHS Chemical Register

In this tutorial you will learn your responsibilities in relation to hazardous substances in the workplace, what information, processes and procedures you need in place including the applicable Material Safety Date Sheet (MSDS).

Step 4: How to Use the Checklist Builder

The Checklist Builder inside the system is a useful addition in creating a safer work environment. Checklists or procedures can be built for a myriad of tasks. For example opening and closing of premises, start up of equipment, inventory of items needed for a repeated task. These checklist can be developed and used to ensure each procedure is conducted correctly no matter who performs it.

Step 5: How to Use The Policy Register

In this tutorial you will learn what a policy is, what is the difference between a policy and a procedure, why you need them, how to write a policy and how to build a policy using the Online OHS policy register.

Step 6: How to Use the Online Training Module

Once your system has been populated and hazards have been identified and control measures implemented, SWM’s and policies have been developed you will now need to induct your employees. You will learn how to build an induction and then induct your employees into your safe work operating procedures.

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How to Use an OHS Policy Register

OHS compliance is not optional in Australia. You will need to have compliance tools in place such as policies, procedures, checklists, safe work methods….etc

Online OHS comes with over 60 pre-loaded documents including ohs policies and procedures. Check out more of its major features here.

But having all the documents in the world are no good if your people can’t access them 24 hours a day. That is the advantage of an in the cloud OHS system like Online OHS. Our OHS policy register keeps everything neat and tidy and easy to retrieve when you need a document most.

In this tutorial you will learn what a policy is, what is the difference between a policy and a procedure, why you need them, how to write a policy and how to build a policy using the Online OHS policy register.

Contact us today for an online demonstration of why Online OHS is right for your business.

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