Workplace Health & Safety
2016 Work Health & Safety Award
THE 2016 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WORK HEALTH & SAFETY
This Work Health & Safety Award has been created to acknowledge a business enterprise for professionalism and initiative in work health and safety.
Entry requires only a small amount of your time; simply outline the changes you have implemented and the benefits these changes have brought to your organisation. The criteria listed below will be used to judge the winner, who will be presented with the prestigious “Award for Excellence in Work Health & Safety” trophy at the Master Plumbers Association of NSW Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner. The event will be held on 9th November 2016 at the Rydges Hotel Parramatta, 116 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill NSW at 6pm.
The winner will also be able to use the “Award for Excellence in Work Health & Safety” logo on their email signature, stationery and marketing materials to publicise their achievement of this prestigious award.
Pro-Visual Publishing produces the Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety. The guides are distributed at no cost to MPA members and are designed to assist in the implementation of work health and safety systems. Information appearing on each guide is updated annually to ensure the most relevant health and safety issues are covered.
Why should you enter?
- Get the edge on your competitors;
Show your commitment to Work Health & Safety
Get recognition for the hard work of your staff;
Be recognised by your peers for excellence in safety; and
The award will assist in the accreditation of your safety system
How to enter
Download an Application Form from the members section of ww.masterplumbers.com.au or contact our office on (02) 8789 7000 for a copy. Attach this form with your written submission addressing the selection criteria. Your response should be no more than 2,500 words.
Closing date for the entries is 14th October 2016.
Send entries to “2016 Award for Excellence in Work Health & Safety” Committee
Master Plumbers Association of NSW, PO Box 42, Lidcombe, NSW 1825
The judging of the winner will be done by evaluating written submissions which address the areas set out below
What procedure have you implemented over the last 12 months that has reduced the risk of injury in your workplace?
Detail the procedure you implemented.
Outline how it has benefited your employees.
Outline how it has benefited your business.
Estimate the reduction in lost time the procedure will mean for your business.
For further information, please contact Nicola Crumlin on 02 8789 7000
Terms and Conditions
The competition is open to all financial contracting members of the Master Plumbers Association of NSW.
Entries must be submitted in hard copy.
Limit of two entries per member.
A panel of judges appointed by the Master Plumbers Association of NSW will select the winner.
The awards ceremony and presentation will take place at the Awards for Excellence Dinner at the Rydges Hotel Parramatta, 116 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill NSW at 6pm.
Application cover sheets for the 2016 Award must accompany your application. Follow the link below to commence your application.
Workplace Health & Safety.
Master Plumbers Association NSW received funding from WorkCover NSW for a project to go out to industry to explain the new Act and Regulations. These seminar series were held across NSW and allowed face to face discussion on the implications and requirements of the new Act and supporting regulations.
WHS Act 2011 (2561 KB)
WHS Regulations 2011 (8073 KB)
Following are copies of both the Act and Regulations as well as the PowerPoint presentation used at the seminars.
Rheem advice on Safe lighting of hot water systems.
As a result of some poor practices by householders where they attempted to re-light hot water heaters, Rheem have re-issued start up procedure documents and reminded that correct lighting procedures can be found on the inside of the covers.
Please see the following
Rheem safe lighting of hot water systems (1200 KB)
Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws replaced the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws in NSW on 1 January 2012.
There were nine different State-based safety laws across Australia, which in the past has made it difficult for companies to work across boarders. The new WHS laws means that the same safety protection and the same penalties for safety offences will apply across all locations in Australia aiming towards:
A consistent level of safety for all workers in Australia
Reduced compliance and regulatory burdens for businesses operating across State and Territory boundaries
Workers with licences or permits issued by State Work Health & Safety regulators having the ability to move between jurisdictions
The Master Plumbers Association of NSW held in 2012 a series of 3 hour training sessions to inform Plumbing Contractors, Managers and Supervisors of the new requirements under the Workplace Health & Safety Act 2011 and the Workplace Health & Safety Regulations 2011 including:
Overview of both the Act and Regulations
Implications for Business
Duties of Officers, Workers and Others
Heath & Safety Representatives
Construction Specific Requirements
Workplace Health and Safety Video "The hidden killer"
This is a video which was funded by WorkCover NSW and will assist you by showing the correct procedures in order to limit the risk of accidental electrocution or shock which may arise from accidental exposure on a worksite.
Work Health & Safety Management System
The Association has created a safety management system to assist members comply withy the WHS requirements. If you need assistance, please contact Leonie Skinner on 02 8789 7000 or email@example.com.
Members can log on to the members only section and see the system and download all forms that they need.