I'm not in the construction industry, do I really need a safety system?

Yes. All businesses, regardless of the industry, must abide by the Work Health and Safety Act 2012. The risk level of your business will determine the extent of the safety system required for your business.

WLSS is happy to discuss your business needs, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for a friendly chat to understand your obligations.

How much does a safety system cost?

WLSS tailor our pricing to your business so you aren’t being charged for services you don’t need.

After visiting your workplace and discussing your business with you, we provide a quote so you know the total cost up-front. WLSS are able to offer a range of packages from basic, comprehensive WHS system to complex, large business systems.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation quote. We take the pressure off by coming to you on-site or in your office, and can even offer out of hours appointments, to get a clear understanding of your business.

I have a safety system in place in my workplace, now what?

To ensure that a safety system is effective for your workplace, it is important to audit, monitor and review it on a regular basis.

WLSS have an on-going Client Advantage Program (CAP) available where we offer a range of services to ensure your WHS system is current complies with legislation and regularly monitored. We provide personal, local phone support for our WHS Systems.

WLSS also have qualified, in-house staff who can provide:

  • Electrical Testing and Tagging
  • Fire Extinguisher Testing and Tagging
  • First Aid Equipment, including checking and re-stocking
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Training and Inductions

Alternatively, WLSS can offer on-site specialist support staff for your business for a pre-determined time to assist with your safety needs. Whether for an hour a week, a day a month, etc, WLSS can provide your business flexibility, whilst maintaining safety standards.

To find out more, or to discuss your individual business requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

I already have food safety covered in my business, but I don't have a Work Health and Safety System, what do I do?

WLSS are able to develop a WHS system that integrates your current business systems.

WLSS has created a Food Work Health & Safety (FWHS) System that combines both Food Safety and Work Health & Safety into one, easy to manage system.

To find out more, or to discuss your individual business requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How often do I need to test and tag electrical appliances?

The frequency is determined by the application of the electrical appliance, the level of risk associated with the business and the industry in which the business operates.

For example, a construction worker using a corded power drill must have it tested every three months, but a fridge in an office building only needs testing every five years.

WLSS are able to provide testing and tagging services to meet the requirements of the Australian Standards, are licensed and can offer a reminder service so your appliances never go out of date.

Contact us to discuss your individual requirements or to obtain a quote.

I have a fire extinguisher in my car, does it need to be checked?

If you have a fire extinguisher in a company vehicle, it must be checked every six (6) months. (If over five years old, hydro-static testing or replacement is required.)

All testing staff must be currently certified in the minimum Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing. Check the certification of the staff you contract to ensure you meet compliancy.

WLSS provide testing and tagging services to meet the requirements of Australian Standards, are trained and qualified, and can offer a reminder service so your fire equipment never goes out of date.

Contact us to discuss your individual requirements or to obtain a quote.

I run a cafe, how do I know if a product has been recalled?

It is extremely important to be aware of, and immediately remove, any food product that is recalled so your clients and the public aren’t put at risk.

Anyone who owns and/or operates a food business can subscribe to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s (FSANZ) subscription services that are available to keep you up-to-date with the latest developments. Click here to head to our Links page to access the FSANZ’s website.

Alternatively your state’s government can also be contacted for information relating to food recalls.

Can I only get assistance during business hours?

WLSS understand business owners and businesses need flexibility, so we have appointments available outside of business hours to fulfil your business’ needs.

WLSS understand the implications down time can have on a business. This is why WLSS take the pressure off and come to you.

We believe that the only way we, or any safety consultant, can truly assess the safety needs of your business, is to be onsite with you to see and fully understand your business’ functionality.