Make Sure Your Op­er­a­tion is Safe

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In the event of a se­ri­ous (no­ti­fi­able) in­jury, would your sta­ble stand up to the in­tense scru­tiny of your lo­cal Worksafe Au­thor­ity? A com­pli­ant Work, Health and Safety Man­age­ment Sys­tem en­sures that your sta­ble has im­ple­mented a process of con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment to pro­vide a safe work­ing en­vi­ron­ment for em­ploy­ees, con­trac­tors, own­ers and vis­i­tors. Not only does this help you meet leg­isla­tive re­quire­ments, it pro­vides a safety sys­tem which if fol­lowed, will en­sure you have con­sid­ered risks to safety and in the event of an ac­ci­dent, have a frame­work to fol­low. Equine Safety Ser­vices has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in safety man­age­ment. We can au­dit your sta­ble’s ap­proach to safety against Aus­tralian Stan­dard 4801:2001, pro­vide a full re­port within five work­ing days and as­sist you to fill any ‘gaps’. Dur­ing the as­sess­ment our Con­sul­tant will in­spect all ex­ist­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion re­quired by health and safety leg­is­la­tion. This in­cludes risk as­sess­ments, poli­cies and pro­ce­dures, train­ing records, in­jury re­port­ing, and cer­tifi­cates con­cern­ing the safe ac­cess to, and test­ing of, equip­ment. We of­fer re­li­able and cost ef­fec­tive safety so­lu­tions and ad­vice in­clud­ing:

• De­vel­op­ment of poli­cies, pro­ce­dures and guide­lines

• Safety aware­ness train­ing

• De­vel­op­ment of risk and haz­ard reg­is­ters

• De­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of safety strate­gies

• On­go­ing safety sup­port

• Hu­man re­sources con­sult­ing Equine Safety Ser­vices of­fers site-spe­cific safety in­spec­tions which in­clude:

• Emer­gency pro­ce­dures

• Safety sig­nage

• Work equip­ment

• Light­ing

• Fire ex­tin­guish­ers/sys­tems

• Slips and trips

• Site se­cu­rity

• First aid ar­range­ments

• Per­sonal pro­tec­tive equip­ment and cloth­ing

• Chem­i­cals and haz­ardous sub­stances

• Ve­hi­cles and ma­chin­ery (if ap­pli­ca­ble)

Equine Safety Ser­vices un­der­stands that the im­ple­men­ta­tion of com­pli­ant doc­u­men­ta­tion some­times de­tracts from ev­ery­day op­er­a­tions. Let us ease the bur­den…

TES­TI­MO­NIAL - Mick Leonard, Busi­ness Man­ager, Dar­ren Weir Rac­ing “We used Garry’s firm to re­view our OHS poli­cies & pro­ce­dures. This work was un­der­taken in a timely and pro­fes­sional man­ner and was of great as­sis­tance to our OHS team”.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to dis­cuss your sta­ble’s safety needs, con­tact Garry Ralfs on 0414 442 779 or email garry@ralf­s­con­sult­ing.com.au

WE ALL KNOW THE SAFETY RISKS AS­SO­CI­ATED WITH WORK­ING IN THE HORSE IN­DUS­TRY. MOST STA­BLES HAVE BEEN DE­SIGNED TO MIT­I­GATE OR MIN­IMISE TH­ESE RISKS THROUGH DE­SIGN, LAY­OUT AND PRO­TEC­TION OF

PEO­PLE AND HORSES.

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