Serious workplace injuries can all too often end tragically for your employees and their families. They can gravely affect your team, too. And you should make sure your wallet is deep. Because in cases of safety law violation, fines can be staggeringly hefty.

In an unfortunate incident in a Sydney construction company in 2014 a bricklayer fell to his death on a multi-storey site. It cost the company $425,000 which is the second largest health and safety fine ever awarded in New South Wales. Consequences of health and safety breaches are dead serious. Learn from notorious examples like this!

Take action and boost your workplace safety with WHS compliant safety training courses. And make use of workplace posters with safety slogans and quotes. They can go a long way in employee protection, too! Post them in critical locations to improve your workplace safety culture.

Alsco offers them for free! So put them up to remind your team to be always on guard. Fasten your safety belts, we’re about to show you through our safety quotes posters!

1. Tomorrow: Your Reward for Working Safely Today

It’s critical to motivate and inspire your workers to be fully alert when performing their duties. They have a fair share of responsibility for collective workplace safety.

So get yourself your own life extension poster here! You can download it and print it out on more robust materials such as aluminium or metal.

2. Safety Works When People Work Together

The thing with safety is you need to determine and assess the underlying hazards. It’s the only way you can anticipate accidents and act accordingly.

And your team needs to pull together, not only when handling heavy loads. You need to work together to identify what types of injuries are likely to occur at your workplace. Your staff is a useful internal resource here! As they can discern potential hazards in their immediate working environment with more clarity.

So, identify patterns of frequently-occurring injuries and look into previous workers’ compensation reports among other recommended practices.

Click here to get your teamwork safety poster!

3. Safety Begins with Compliance

As with other areas of your business, it’s important to stay up-to-date on health and safety workplace standards. So, ensure to always comply with Australian WHS/OH&S legislation.

Alsco can help you out anytime, for we offer WHS compliant safety training for your workplace. This also means we keep track of all of the confusing and changing WHS laws and make sure you stay compliant.

Here’s our compliance poster to get you started.

4. Safety is a Cheap and Effective Insurance Policy

Save on expensive insurance rates by instructing your employees to know how to take care of themselves. A problem well-stated is the problem half-solved.

You assess the risks, train your staff, display insurance posters in strategic areas and voila!

5. Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident

It doesn’t happen by accident nor by fate – you need a good safety program for your workplace! It’s a rare occasion where people avoid accidents by a stroke of luck. And this NCBI research paper shows that the incidence of injuries could decrease substantially if we stopped considering injuries as accidents that couldn’t be prevented.

The awareness of prevention strategies is key! So go fetch your no-accident safety poster!

6. Safety is Like a Lock but You are the Key

This poster raises awareness of powerful self-preservation. What’s a lock without a key? So, exhibit this poster at strategic points for increased levels of safety awareness at your workplace.

7. Safety Starts With Me

Safety is not guaranteed if there’s a missing link in the chain, and that link is your employee. Let your team know!

Get hold of your own ‘you are your own hero’ safety posters here!

8. Wear Your Safety Shoes

Safety shoes are incomparable when talking about prevention of slips, trips and falls. Inspect this WHS Australia manual. It’ll help you manage and minimise the risks of falls at your workplace. And get your safety shoes poster here!

9. Safety First

If a worker doesn’t wear protective clothing, and something bad happens – you can never go back and undo what has been done. This could cause serious physical harm or even death.

So, warn your employees to keep their hard hat on whenever lifting, pushing and pulling. Or if there’s a risk of falling objects in the area. And remember to get your safety first poster!

10. Safety Rules are Your Best Tools

In light of the aforementioned hazards and prevention steps, it’s pivotal to let your employees know all the necessary safety rules.

Your workers know their tools best. That’s how mindful they should be of workplace safety hazards, too! Make sure this becomes a ‘hard fact’ at your workplace. Get your safety rules poster now!

We’re Here to Save the Day

Whatever safety measures you impose as an employer, workplace safety is not guaranteed if you don’t have proper safety awareness among your workers.

So, putting up safety posters is a vital step in warding off workplace accidents. Speaking of this, it’s an employer’s responsibility to use colour codes, posters, labels or signs to warn employees of potential hazards.

If you can’t vouch for your workplace safety or can’t keep current with ever-changing legislation, Alsco can do it for you! We are highly dedicated to health and safety.

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For more than 50 years we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on over 48,000 Australian workplaces. We take pride in being an industry-leader in First aid and Warden Training since 2011. So use some level-headed judgement and go for our Managed Safety Courses to reduce injury rates and injury costs.

With our training services, you won’t have to get your head around confusing WHS laws anymore. And you don’t even have to worry when taking on new staff. We make sure your new staff is included in the training without delay.

So, give us a call today, we will gladly help you make your workplace a safer place for everybody!

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