Business owners (persons conducting a business or undertaking) are responsible for the health and safety of their workers, as far as is practicable, as well as the health and safety of visitors, the public and your customers.
Effective safety management in a workplace requires an involvement from everyone to make it safe. To do this successfully, people need to understand their responsibilities and how they can meet them.
Simple steps to safety
Our Simple Steps to Safety audit tool and guide, with useful templates and checklists, helps small businesses to include work health and safety as part of their business planning. By following these simple steps you can create a positive work health and safety culture that contributes to the safety of your business.
Use the Simple Steps to Safety online audit tool to help assess your current health and safety practices and to identify any areas which you can improve. The tool will assist with creating and implementing an action plan and provides information on where you can go and who you can contact to get help with work health and safety. The online audit tool was created in partnership with ReturnToWorkSA.
Download and print our Simple Steps to Safety guide or you can follow the 7 steps below.
- Step 1: Getting started
- Step 2: Talking with your team
- Step 3: Managing hazards
- Step 4: Informing, training and supervising your team
- Step 5: Maintaining a safe workplace
- Step 6: Keeping records
- Step 7: Monitoring and reviewing
For help with work health and safety in your business you can ask for a free visit from our Workplace Advisory Service. Our advisors will work with you to provide tailored face-to-face support and practical advice based on your workplace's industry, size, risk and complexity.