To build safety capability in your business, strengthen your systems through a focus on processes and structures.
Take practical steps to strengthen safety capability in your workplace by considering your:
- work health and safety (WHS) processes and structures, and
- recovery and return to work (RTW) processes and structures to support workers after an injury or illness.
Make safety a priority by engaging in meaningful discussions with your workforce.
- Encourage frequent and open communication to detect potential errors and issues before they escalate, including during periods of organisational change.
- You should also provide high-quality safety procedures, training, and equipment to ensure work is performed safely.
- Reassure injured or ill workers of their value in your organisation by supporting their recovery and RTW. Provide clarity around your recovery and RTW processes to provide injured workers certainty and encouragement to participate in meaningful rehabilitation.
Organisational safety prioritisation
Safety prioritisation involves valuing safety and making it a key workplace priority.
Organisational safety resources and training
Safety capability requires high-quality safety procedures and training and appropriate equipment to enable workers to perform work safely.
Organisational safety communication and change management
Safety capability can be improved with frequent and open communication to identify potential errors and improve work practices.
Involvement in recovery and return to work (RTW) planning
Support injured workers to recover by providing certainty about what to expect when they are ready to return to work.
Safety capability requires clear processes and regular meaningful communication when managing injuries and illnesses.
View the Resources page for information and tips on how to improve your systems and processes to build your safety capability and understand your legal obligations.