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Health and Safety Consultants Perth – USSA Global http://www.ussaglobal.com 100% Safe Always Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:52:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.8 Independent Incident Investigations http://www.ussaglobal.com/independent-incident-investigations/ Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:19:56 +0000 http://www.ussaglobal.com/?p=1960 USSA Global Consultants specialise in Independent Incident Investigations. USSA ensures comprehensive investigations are undertaken and that the necessary corrective actions are identified so as to reduce the likelihood of it’s reoccurrence and injury. As Independent Incident Investigators, USSA help you ensure you are meeting your statutory obligations and it demonstrates your commitment to workplace safety […]

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USSA Global Consultants specialise in Independent Incident Investigations. USSA ensures comprehensive investigations are undertaken and that the necessary corrective actions are identified so as to reduce the likelihood of it’s reoccurrence and injury. As Independent Incident Investigators, USSA help you ensure you are meeting your statutory obligations and it demonstrates your commitment to workplace safety and improvement.

Hiring an external third party will also remove any potential subjectivity and therefore help ensure that any investigation has the perception by the workforce and clients/ customers as being objective and independent. Providing a fresh set of eyes can also help in improving all aspects of safely in the workplace. When conducting Independent Incident Investigations, our experienced investigators will liaise with the workforce, manage the investigating authorities and ensure that the outcome of the investigation remains independent and objective.

western power independent incident investigationsUSSA Global can help support your organisation immediately after an incident, as well as managing the data collection and subsequent investigation. We have the capacity to provide fully trained and experienced incident investigators at short notice, to run independent incident and ICAM* /Taproot investigations or, if preferred, support senior management in undertaking detailed internal investigations.

Western Power approved Independent Investigators

When serious incidents occur in companies such as Western Power, USSA Global provide the independent incident investigation. These companies know that a number of legal obligations need to be adhered to in terms of reporting and notification and USSA provides this service in a concise independent and objective manner.

telstra independent investigationsIndependent Incident Investigations for Telstra

Another company that utilises USSA Global for Independent Incident Investigations is Telstra. They insist that any significant incidents that may occur are conducted by an objective external investigator – USSA Global.

Find out more about USSA’s Incident Investigations here: Incident Investigation

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Undertaking transformational change – don’t let your Health and Safety (HS) performance suffer. http://www.ussaglobal.com/undertaking-transformational-change-dont-let-your-health-and-safety-hs-performance-suffer/ Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:49:49 +0000 http://www.ussaglobal.com/?p=1936 “Transformation” is the buzz word being bandied around during these challenging economic times, but what exactly is “Transformational Change” and how is it going to increase efficiency, reduce cost, whilst still providing sustainable health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance improvement? That’s the 60 billion dollar question… In essence “Transformational Change” is about moving from the […]

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Health and Safety (HS) performance“Transformation” is the buzz word being bandied around during these challenging economic times, but what exactly is “Transformational Change” and how is it going to increase efficiency, reduce cost, whilst still providing sustainable health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance improvement? That’s the 60 billion dollar question…

In essence “Transformational Change” is about moving from the status quo or “As Is” state, to something totally new. The risk with undertaking a transformation program is that we don’t realise the value of the change due to lack of clear vision, direction, planning, engagement and implementation.

Before embarking on a Transformational Change we have to take a step back and look at what’s not working for us now, so we do not replicate this in the future.

We need to do some navel gazing and understand why we are not performing at our optimum.

Is it because:

  • Our culture is stagnant and we have outmoded ideas and thinking?
  • We have let office politics and personal ego infiltrate the organisation?
  • We have promoted “group think” due to the lack of diversity in our teams?
  • We allowed our team to dig the holes in the wrong place (lack of vision, direction, planning and accountability)?
  • Of the overly bureaucratic systems and process embedded within our organisation?
  • We don’t have integrity and operational discipline?

There can be thousands of reasons why we need to “transform” from “As Is” to our aspirational state, but we really need to be sure that we have the business basics in place to ensure the transition to Utopia is achievable and more importantly sustainable.

We all know of the tried and tested ways to “Transform” organisations, things like:

  • Cutting 20% of the workforce (usually focusing on functional areas such as HSE and HR and stripping back of maintenance);
  • Reducing training and development;
  • Slashing contractor rates by 10-20% (or as much as we can);
  • Focusing on low hanging fruit (buying 8 widgets instead of 10);
  • Assessing maintenance and reliability processes to identify improvement areas; and / or
  • Rationalise systems and processes.

Many transformation programs are criticised as being short sighted and focused on “toe-cutting” which in turn causes more inefficiency within an organisation over the long term.

When a transformation initiative is not well managed, including effective stakeholder analysis, engagement and communication workforce distraction is a real possibility. Workforce distraction = inefficiency, cost increase, loss of market share, potential for mental health issues, and more frighteningly fatalities.

But seriously if we are honest, will those types of initiatives listed above lead to real Transformation? …or really at its most elemental form, is “Transformation” really just about getting back to the basics of robust business management system implementation to produce the business outcomes and value proposition we aspire to?

Do you think it is possible to completely “Transform” an organisation by simply doing the right things continually? I do.

When you think about business management systems, they are a number of systems and process which, when well implemented will produce efficiency gains, cost reduction and continual performance improvement in health and safety, environment (HSE) and quality. Is that transformation?

Business management systems force continual improvement through:

  • Business Planning (Vision, Objectives, Targets and Monitoring);
  • Risk Management;
  • Leadership and Accountability;
  • Management of Change;
  • Training, awareness and competency;
  • Consultation and Communication;
  • Contractor Management;
  • Supply and Procurement strategy;
  • Continual improvement through inspections, monitoring, audits and self- assessment;
  • Management Review.

If we had a robust business management system in place we would have:

  • A clear vision and planning program in place to manage the future;
  • The right number of people, doing the right things the right way;
  • The appropriate maintenance and reliability strategy;
  • Continual monitoring and performance improvement.

In our opinion this will result in continual transformation and sustainability.

We are more than happy to assist you with your transformational change. Contact us:

Tell: 08 6311 7043

Email: cservice@ussaglobal.com

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Improving Safety http://www.ussaglobal.com/improving-safety/ Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:44:45 +0000 http://www.ussaglobal.com/?p=1921 Y is a function of x – Y=f(x) Improving Safety requires focus and to get real results we must direct our resources towards the elements which will impact our performance the most. Y represents the output/performance we want to achieve for a specific measure and the x (x’s) represent the inputs which affect this specific […]

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Y is a function of x – Y=f(x)

Improving Safety requires focus and to get real results we must direct our resources towards the elements which will impact our performance the most. Y represents the output/performance we want to achieve for a specific measure and the x (x’s) represent the inputs which affect this specific output. Thus the Y (the output) is the function of all the inputs (x1, x2, x3, x4, x5,………..x30, xn) which impacts this output. In improvement programs we often refer to Y=f(x), and this, if applied correctly with structure and without bias, allows us to deliver sustainable improvements.

So how do we apply this in Safety?

Improving SafetySimple, we use the same techniques as in any improvement program. Approach safety with the same project management diligence as any capital project for which you want a return on investment.

Typically in Safety we have difficulty in defining the Y. Is it a lagging indicator such as “Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate” or leading indicator such as “At-Risk Behaviour”. It really does not make a difference, as long as:

  • The aim is to prevent Harm
  • Your data is reliable and an accurate representation of the current reality
  • You can identify the improvement expected, and
  • The impact the inputs have can be defined

Let’s use an easy example:

We want to reduce injuries, why? Because of the traumatic impact it has on the person involved, their mates and family. It also has an impact on the business costs, reputation and the ability of leaders to lead the business and operate at the right level in the organisation.

Do we reduce injuries (pro-active) or reduce the impact of injuries on the business (reactive)?

We have to identify the key drivers/causes to reduce injuries and understand how reliable this data/information is. The questions you need to ask include:

  • Do we collect the right information to identify the causes; is our organisation suffering from “Data collection fatigue”?
  • How effective and reliable is our hazard reporting system?
  • What is our reporting culture? Are we prepared to speak-up?
  • Are we pulling the right triggers to facilitate sustainable improvement?

For the effective identification of the right projects that through implementation will maximise value contact us:

Tel: 08 6311 7043

Email: cservice@ussaglobal.com

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National work health and safety guidance material released http://www.ussaglobal.com/national-work-health-safety-guidance-material-released/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:38:43 +0000 http://www.ussaglobal.com/?p=1811 July 2014  Safe Work Australia have just released nine packages of national guidance material to support the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and WHS Regulations. The topics are: Workplace traffic management Managing cash-in-transit security risks Managing risks in forestry operations Industrial lift trucks Amusement devices Safe design, manufacture, import and supply of plant […]

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July 2014  Safe Work Australia have just released nine packages of national guidance material to support the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and WHS Regulations. The topics are:

  • Workplace traffic management
  • Managing cash-in-transit security risks
  • Managing risks in forestry operations
  • Industrial lift trucks
  • Amusement devices
  • Safe design, manufacture, import and supply of plant
  • Working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines
  • Formwork and falsework
  • Scaffolds and scaffolding work.

The national material provides practical advice for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage risks at the workplace. The material includes information sheets to assist small businesses and workers meet their WHS obligations.

The national guidance material was agreed by majority by Safe Work Australia Members in June 2014.

To read the full article and access the guidance material, click here: http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/news/pages/tn04072014

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Dumb Ways to Die http://www.ussaglobal.com/dumb-ways-to-die/ Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:44:48 +0000 http://www.ussaglobal.com/?p=1784 Check out the 2012 safety campaign for Metro Trains in Melbourne, which become an international YouTube sensation. The quirky clip called ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ features animated characters killing themselves in a number of ‘dumb’ ways and was made to highlight the importance of being safe around trains. It has become one of the most […]

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Check out the 2012 safety campaign for Metro Trains in Melbourne, which become an international YouTube sensation. The quirky clip called ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ features animated characters killing themselves in a number of ‘dumb’ ways and was made to highlight the importance of being safe around trains. It has become one of the most successful safety campaigns worldwide, having amassed over 40 million hits on YouTube after going viral. In 2013, Metro stated that the campaign has cut the number of “near-miss” accidents by more than 30 per cent; it has been reported that the short film may now be licensed to foreign train operators.  Watch the clip at: http://dumbwaystodie.com/mobile.html

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Yara Pilbara chief calls for industry-wide safety training http://www.ussaglobal.com/yara-pilbara-chief-calls-for-industry-wide-safety-training/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:43:03 +0000 http://www.ussaglobal.com/?p=1614 16 April 2014 Yara Pilbara chief executive Mark Loquan has called for industry standardised safety training for mine site workers in Western Australia. Mr Loquan raised the idea at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy health and safety conference in Perth on Monday morning. He told delegates that the onshore sector is lagging behind the […]

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16 April 2014

Yara Pilbara chief executive Mark Loquan has called for industry standardised safety training for mine site workers in Western Australia.

Mr Loquan raised the idea at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy health and safety conference in Perth on Monday morning.

He told delegates that the onshore sector is lagging behind the offshore industry in achieving across-industry minimum safety standards for contractors.

“I am in no way questioning the commitment to safety across the sector and by the contractors, but I am concerned there are no agreed minimum standards that apply across the onshore processing industry,” Loquan said.

“Currently it’s somewhat fragmented, with individual companies having their own systems and requirements but the industry has a highly mobile workforce. This can yield unpredictable outcomes in the industry.”

Mr Loquan said Yara Pilbara, operator of the world’s largest ammonia production facility near Karratha, had successfully embarked on a program to improve occupational and process safety performance.

Yara Pilbara claims to have attained over 800 days without a “recordable” injury for employees or contractors, leading up to February 2014.

“Although we have a permanent residential workforce, like many operators we have a strong reliance on contractors for certain tasks and we take our duty of care very seriously.  We do wish to continuously raise the bar on safety, which can only benefit all workers entering our site to return home safely to their families.”

Loquan said he supported the introduction of a co-ordinated contractor safety system such as that implemented offshore in Australia by APPEA, which he had also seen operating in Trinidad and Tobago’s petrochemical industry.

Loquan said through a collaborative approach in Trinidad and Tobago several onshore processing companies, the country’s Energy Chamber, contractors and industry bodies had developed a “passport” system, like the construction industry nationally recognised White Card.

“I think as an industry we need to possibly collaborate more for the long term and to acknowledge the need for minimum standards.  In this way, we can get on with working together to put a robust system in place to improve occupational safety for contractors,” Loquan said.

He said Yara Pilbara had been using the construction industry White Card as a standard and had also been discussing with APPEA the possibility of modifying the Common Safety Training Program (CSTP) card for the offshore platforms and applying it to the company’s WA plants.

Source: http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/yara-pilbara-chief-calls-for-industry-wide-safety?utm_source=Cirrus+Media+Newsletters&utm_campaign=1f452ba264-Mining+Australia+Newsletter+-+20140416123614&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe913f1856-1f452ba264-59875721

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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety http://www.ussaglobal.com/certificate-iv-in-work-health-and-safety/ Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:01:38 +0000 http://www.ussaglobal.com/?p=1535 The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a new course that supersedes the old Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety and provides a thorough familiarisation with the new Model Work Health and Safety Act 2011. This much sought after qualification is for both private and public sectors, as most employers require […]

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The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a new course that supersedes the old Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety and provides a thorough familiarisation with the new Model Work Health and Safety Act 2011. This much sought after qualification is for both private and public sectors, as most employers require some level of formal studies in the area. The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety offers the formal qualification along with skills and knowledge of WHS legislation and Management Systems.

About CERTIFICATE IV IN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification will provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to improve the overall safety in the workplace.

This course covers a broad range of health and safety functions and helps participants to understand the health and safety duties, rights and responsibilities in the workplace. As Safety Consultants, USSA recognises that the development and use of an effective WHS Management System is the key to providing a safe workplace, minimising the risk to people, property and the environment.

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This course is targeted towards those with supervisory responsibilities for implementing and monitoring the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs in a work area. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of WHS policies who are currently required to contribute to that system.

Learning Outcomes

Participants in the course will be provided with the skills and knowledge required for field leadership in WHS which supports the development of organisational behavioural and cultural change in WHS.

The program aims to provide in class support across all Units of Competency. Participants are required to access the 7 days (7) day face-to-face delivery of these core and elective Units. The philosophy behind our proposed delivery structure mirrors the lifecycle of safety management in the workplace.

To further meet the needs of our clients USSA Training recognises the opportunity to use organisation specific case scenarios and documentation.

Participants will be expected to complete all assessment tasks. The time taken to complete this qualification will vary between units and individual participants with the volume of learning required for a Certificate IV being typically 0.5 – 2 years.

Topics Studied

  • Assisting with compliance with WHS laws
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • Assisting with responding to incidents
  • Implementation and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
  • Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • Analyse and present research information
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

To view more information about these Units click here https://training.gov.au

Learning Pathway

Upon completion of USSA Training’s Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety WHS trainees will already hold three (3) units from the BSB40807 Certificate IV in Frontline Management qualification, leaving them with only seven (7) to do to achieve a dual qualification.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the process where USSA Training undertakes to recognise your existing skills, knowledge and experience regardless of how they were acquired. Recognising your current skills and knowledge in the area of Work Health and Safety may lead to a complete qualification or the issuing of a Statement of Attainment recognising those competencies.

Benefits of RPL

Previous experience and skills will be recognised

No need to repeat learning skills

Reduction of time spent on the qualification

Course costs

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety – $1740

RPL costs- $ 650 for the complete course.

Where to book

Option 1- Book your course online here and download a course brochure. Following this our Client Services Coordinator will email you a copy of our Course Enrolment Form.

Option 2- If you have considerable experience in the area of Work Health and Safety and contributions to WHS Management Systems you should consider the RPL option.  Contact a USSA Training staff member to arrange a time to speak with a trainer and Assessor about you suitability for this option. Contact us to book an RPL interview now

Upon successful completion of either option participants will receive a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41412

For further enquiries please phone us on 1800256488 or send us an email at cservice@ussaglobal.com

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AU Cert IV Training Courses http://www.ussaglobal.com/au-cert-iv-training-courses/ Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:21:19 +0000 http://www.ussaglobal.com/?p=1484 USSA have released dates for the first two Australian Accredited HSE Training Courses. The courses are: Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) beginning January 2014. This new course supersedes the old Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety. The second course being offered in the sought after Certificate IV in Security & Risk Management (SRM) […]

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USSA Training CoursesUSSA have released dates for the first two Australian Accredited HSE Training Courses. The courses are: Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) beginning January 2014. This new course supersedes the old Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety. The second course being offered in the sought after Certificate IV in Security & Risk Management (SRM) beginning February 2014 focused to help you to identify risks in the workplace and implement risk management controls to reduce or rectify them. Based on the principles of ISO 31000:2009

Training Courses – More Information

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS)

Course 1: commencing 24th Feb 2014

Course 2: commencing 24th Mar 2014

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>> Course Calendar

Certificate IV in Security & Risk Management (SRM)

Course 1: commencing 10th March 2014

Course 2: commencing 7th April 2014

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>> Course Calendar

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The Benefits of Health and Safety Consultants http://www.ussaglobal.com/the-benefits-of-health-and-safety-consultants/ Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:06:07 +0000 http://www.ussaglobal.com/?p=1086 Health and Safety Consultants are effectively used by industry and businesses to help provide protection to their employees in relation to their safety, health and welfare. They provide the establishment, and/or improvement of a safe and healthy work environment. It is important that businesses provide a safe and healthy workplace for moral, legal, and financial […]

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Health and Safety ConsultantsHealth and Safety Consultants are effectively used by industry and businesses to help provide protection to their employees in relation to their safety, health and welfare. They provide the establishment, and/or improvement of a safe and healthy work environment.
It is important that businesses provide a safe and healthy workplace for moral, legal, and financial reasons.

USSA Global’s Health and Safety Consultants

USSA Global’s Health and Safety Consultants have a wealth of experience and knowledge in ensuring that employees and any other person who may be affected by the companies undertaking remain safe in the workplace. Our Health and Safety Consultants ensure work practices cover the protection of employee’s lives and health and ensure that the laws that protect worker’s safety and health are being adhered to. USSA Global’s consultants also establish and review the processes that reduce employee injury and illness related costs, including medical care, sick leave and disability benefit costs.

Read about many of USSA Global’s Core Services below:

Contact USSA Global and take advantage of what they can offer your business

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