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Crucial Emergency Equipment Maintenance

As part of your workplace emergency response plan, you should have a first aid plan. These are documented first aid response protocols that guide staff and others on site on what actions should be taken in the event of a first aid emergency. Arrangements will vary across each workplace based on staffing, the work environment, and element of risk, however the first aid response will generally include commonly understood first aid action steps including: How to trigger a nurse call alert How to respond to a nurse call alert How to monitor and manage hardware and software that’s used as part of an emergency response How to monitor and manage first aid equipment
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A Simple Safety Innovation

The brain is one of the most vital organs in our body, and trauma to the brain, even seemingly minor head injuries, can cause permanent behavioural and cognitive problems, such as memory loss, an inability to concentrate, sleep disorders and in some cases, permanent disability or death. Hard hats - one of the most simple yet innovative pieces of safety equipment, have been used since days of old, where they evolved from a helmet used to provide protection solely in warfare, to the standard protective hard hats we see in industry today.
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First Aid Obligations For Workplaces

The average person will spend approximately 90,000 hours, or one third of their life, at work. Businesses are required to ensure (under the WHS Act) that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking. Specific obligations includes: Provision of emergency equipment such as nurse call systems, defibrillators, first aid kits, and emergency alert communication devices (evacuation sirens) Ease of access to these facilities; for example they can't be in a locked room or limited security space within the building An adequate number of workers trained to administer first aid at the workplace or that workers have access to an adequate number of other people who have been trained to administer first aid Management have a duty to exercise due diligence to ensure that the business is complying with regulations. Workers have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and must not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons. Everyone on site must comply with any reasonable instruction and cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure relating to health and safety at the workplace, such as procedures for first aid and for reporting injuries and illnesses.
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Our Best Selling Safety Solution

Emergencies can strike at any moment, and when they do, every second counts. The ability for workers, safety personnel, and emergency response teams to respond rapidly and efficiently can mean the difference between life and death, as well as the prevention of severe injuries and property damage.
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Understanding How Female & Male Workers Regulate Temperatures

Did you know that the chromosomes that distinguish men and women play a significant role in determining an individual's thermoregulation processes, which impacts the comfort level of workers in the workplace. For teams responsible for worker health and safety, it’s crucial to have a factual understanding of how thermoregulation impacts their workforce, particularly the risks of heat and cold-related hazards that could threaten workplace safety.
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Selecting The Right Fire Alarm For Your Site

Whether you’re a sole trader or a project manager, you need to make sure that you have proper safety equipment onsite for you and your workers. Safe and well-protected workers are happier workers. Installation and use of proper safety equipment by you and your workers means you won’t have to worry as much about you and your team’s health and well-being. This can help everyone focus on their jobs and maintain output to the best of their abilities.
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Working From Heights Safely

Working from heights is an essential part of many jobs and projects, but it also comes with inherent risks. Falls from heights can result in severe injuries or even fatalities if proper safety precautions are not taken. To ensure a safe working environment when working at heights, it's crucial to follow a set of guidelines and practices such as regular workforce training, adherence to guidelines, using harnesses, and setting ladders and scaffolding up properly. It's also critical to have an effective nurse call and evacuation system in place so if there is an accident, workers can quickly notify emergency response personnel, who can coordinate first aid and - if necessary - a site evacuation or lockdown.
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What Is Total Worker Health?

Total Worker Health (TWH) is an innovative and holistic approach for workplaces to use to understand and deploy strategies that recognise the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and social well-being in the workplace. In today's fast-paced and competitive world, the well-being of employees is more crucial than ever. Companies that prioritise the health and safety of their workforce not only cultivate a more satisfied and productive workforce but also enjoy long-term success. TWH should be considered essential for both employers and employees.
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Locating Workers In An Emergency

During an emergency, people often experience panic. It's a natural response to a sudden and potentially life-threatening situation, and it can manifest differently in individuals. The perceived threat to personal safety activates the body's "fight or flight" response, releasing stress hormones like adrenaline, which can intensify emotions and physical reactions. Cognitive overload can make it difficult to process information, make rational decisions, or think clearly. Workers who are unprepared for emergencies or who have not received proper training on how to respond may feel helpless and overwhelmed. In many emergencies, time is of the essence, and individuals may feel pressured to make quick decisions. This time pressure can amplify stress and panic. Panic can cause workers to forget where muster points are, what to do in an evacuation or medical emergency, and who to check in with. In this instance the ability to locate a worker (or workers) is critical for management when the business is experiencing an emergency event.
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Protecting Workers From Extreme Heat

The Northern Hemisphere has sweltered through its hottest summers ever measured with a record of brutal and deadly temperatures, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. As the Southern Hemisphere prepares for summer, it's predicted that it will experience the same weather. The extreme heat poses a growing health risk for outdoor workers. What can your business do to protect them?
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