Health & Safety Support

Health & Safety Support

Melanie Dixon November 10, 2021

Applied Environment & Safety has been providing ongoing health and safety support to a local furniture removal and transport company for several years. This support has included quarterly inspections of warehouse operations and assistance with external audits.

We have provided support to our client during external audits. This has included Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA) membership compliance audit as well as a Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) compliance inspection. We assisted our client with working through solutions for audit non-compliances, updating management plans and liaising with external bodies.

We believe in the value of our industry and are passionate about achieving action based outcomes for our clients. During quarterly inspections, we work closely with Chess Moving, Brisbane to develop actions to improve their safety performance and recommend implementable solutions. This has included establishing designated work zones; implementing chain of responsibility requirements; hazardous goods storage and use; and improving housekeeping measures.

We have developed simple ways to assist our client with implementation of their Safety Management System. To assist with implementation we developed forms, checklists and registers for daily use by operational staff. We supported and trained management staff in implementing processes such as staff and contractor onboarding, routine workplace inspections and incident reporting. 

When Chess Moving relocated to a new warehouse, we were engaged to develop and deliver a warehouse induction and safety refresher training package for all staff and contractors. We also set-up work zones, traffic management requirements and emergency evacuation procedure for the new warehouse.

We continue to have a close working relationship with Chess Moving, Brisbane. We enjoy working together to improve their safety processes.

For further information on how we could provide practical health and safety support to your business, contact us.