Health and Safety

The need to minimise health and safety threats is integral to every employer. Managing the range of compliance and industry best-practice obligations can place excessive demands on distributed organisations without a central coordinating function unless systemic support is embedded in the operational framework of the business.

Is your ability to recruit and retain the best and brightest being limited by the damaging consequences arising from frequent workplace health and safety incidents?


To Succeed:

Every business is exposed to a wide range of health and safety threats. Only with the continuous application of the risk management process can these threats be identified, treated and monitored.

Given the volume of hazards and risks identified, clear rules to simplify decision making in go/no-go situations and resource allocation will ensure consistency and increase overall organisational maturity.

The distinction between near-miss reporting and catastrophic events has been in place for many years but sourcing black-swan events still demands a consistent review process for all evidence.

Critical controls for health and safety events are often identical to those for other consequence categories and may benefit from inclusion into that broader context.

What Good Looks Like:

Vulnerabilities in the robustness of health and safety controls, if identified early and communicated, encourage involvement and multi-disciplined solutions.

Critical controls cross event boundaries: dissolve all risk and control silos with a standardised approach that is easy to understand, monitor, and optimise.

Standardised control effectiveness assessments create a level playing field for all investment decisions across the business

Configure dashboards to monitor control assurance levels as they are verified.

To read more on this topic take a look at:

SafeWork SA Article: How to manage work health and safety risks

Risk is the possibility that harm (death, injury or illness) might occur when people are exposed to a hazard. Health and safety risks in the workplace need to be managed, either by eliminating risks or, if this is not reasonably practicable, minimising them. Hazard management is a continuous process that is used to improve the health and safety of all workplaces. It is essentially a problem-solving process aimed at defining problems (identifying hazards), gathering information about them (assessing the risks) and solving them (controlling the risks).

The duty to manage work health and safety risks is placed on persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), which also includes designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant, substances or structures that are used for work. Read More

Comcare Article: WHS Practitioner Challenges

As a WHS practitioner/advisor you know that health and safety is not achieved in isolation. Although a primary focus of your role is to ensure the health and safety of all workers, this does not mean that you do this alone or without support from others. It is the executive and senior leaders, as officers under the WHS Act who are tasked to ensure that the PCBU meets all of their WHS obligations and they seek to do this though your role as a WHS practitioner/advisor.

Your ability then to influence, and advise those leaders on health and safety matters and the requirements under the WHS laws, is paramount to how these obligations are achieved. Read More


Meercat RiskView Benefit Ease of Use

Ease of Use

With Meercat Riskview training is made simple and the software is intuitive – it’s easy to use for anyone. You can automate tasks so nothing falls through the cracks. Best of all you can save time and money with our user-friendly software.

Meercat RiskView Software Benefit Drive Standardisation

Drive Standardisation

Eliminate human errors by customising your own templates in our software that will integrate seamlessly with your current systems. This minimises variation across all aspects of your risk assessment and control verification processes.

Across Devices, On and Offline

Use our cloud-based software whether in the office or in the field. Even in areas with poor signal you can use our critical control verification and auditing features offline and synch all of the data once you are online. You can also use certain features on any device, giving you access to your information and data anywhere at anytime.

Meercat RiskView Software Benefit Accelerate Risk Management Maturity

Accelerate Risk Management Maturity

Maximize your business success with risk-informed strategic decision making.

Meercat RiskView Software Benefit Single View of Risks and Controls

Single View of Risks and Controls

Eliminate spreadsheets and versioning headaches with our software. We help you control and watch any potential risks at a glance. Dissolve risk silos by bringing together risks from across your business in a single easy to understand view.