How to improve your workplace's health and safety in four steps

The Murray Bridge branch of the Women in Business Regional Network hears from consultant Anna Beaumont.

This post was contributed by the Women in Business Regional Network.

At the Murray Bridge lunch are Paula Dickson, Kelly Johnson, Rachel Leonow, Sharon Boath, Tina Bambury, Justine Searby, Jodie Austin and guest speaker Anna Beaumont. Photo: Women in Business Regional Network.

Work health and safety compliance doesn’t have to be a hassle, according to Anna Beaumont of Beaumont Solutions.

Ms Beaumont, a work health and safety consultant, was the guest speaker at a Murray Bridge lunch for the Women in Business Regional Network last week.

She gave tips on making workplace health and safety easier and challenged those present to think hard about the types of risks in their businesses, and, where possible, to eliminate the risks entirely.

Even those who worked alone had obligations to themselves and others with regards to safety.

She outlined four key steps to good workplace safety:

  • Identifying risks

  • Assessing risks

  • Controlling risks

  • Training staff

Ms Beaumont said the reasons for implementing safety measures shouldn’t be just because of the fear of fines, but to avoid the emotional and financial costs of workplace injury and loss.

Rachel Leonow, from NBN Local, was also on hand to outline the latest opportunities for Murray Bridge businesses to tap into faster internet speed through a new roll-out of business options that made getting reliable internet more affordable.

The next Murray Bridge lunch will be on Wednesday, June 30 at the Bridgeport Hotel, when Paula Dickson from Lined Up Ducks will speak about writing compelling grant applications.

The Women in Business Regional Network is open to business owners, managers, staff and those dreaming of owning their own business.

You don’t have to be a member to attend events, but bookings are essential via Eventbrite.com.au.


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