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Safety and Health Management Systems

Groundwork Plus has been developing and implementing Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS) at a number of quarry sites within Queensland and New South Wales compliant with the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 (QLD) and the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 (NSW).

Having direct quarry operational experience (over 17 years in the quarry industry) as well as a Master of Public Health, Clayton Hill, one of Groundwork's Directors has been working with our clients to develop safety systems which are simple, yet effective and can easily be applied and understood by all workers onsite. The simplification of what historically have been very detailed systems and procedures has been a passion of Clayton's for some time and is ever evolving.

The objective of a SHMS developed by Groundwork Plus in conjunction with the client is to reduce the size of the system to a level which is usable and relevant to the operation and easily understood by all workers, contractors and visitors. This simplified SHMS utilises many visual aids such as posters and forms to allow the system to be used and comprehended by all workers onsite. Where practicable, procedures and work instructions are developed or modified to include the minimum amount of words and a flowchart or diagram to assist in comprehension of the information and instruction.
Need help with your safety systems onsite or to ensure compliance with your legislative obligations? Call the Groundwork Plus Brisbane office on (07) 3871 0411 or email info@groundwork.com.au