InMotion September 2020 – A WHS operating framework for your business

In this issue of InMotion we consider how integrating Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) practices into a business’ core activities can help achieve the best results from any WHS program.

For some businesses, WHS has been treated as a standalone entity that’s only accessed in a reactive way once there’s been an incident or injury. WHS practices are most effective when they become part of a company’s underlying culture and form part of day to day activities and psyche.

To help achieve closer integration, MTC has developed a model WHS operating framework that’s been designed to assist businesses to proactively manage workplace health, safety and wellbeing, placing it front of mind in daily operations.

The model framework identifies key elements around organisational commitment, expectation and WHS leadership, as well as providing guidance on how to manage the overall WHS process. When applied correctly, employers stand to enjoy considerable benefits including cost reduction across a number of business areas along with improved safety outcomes and staff morale.

For businesses seeking assistance in implementing this integrated philosophy to WHS in their workplace, MTC offers the ‘Protect and Care’ and the ‘Ongoing Care’ program, which provides clients with a fully customised WHS solution for the Motor Trades industry. Please contact us for more details.

InMotion is the official Bulletin of MTC & MTA NSW for all things WHS, Injury Management and Workers Insurance related.