August continued with our frantic pace of photo-shoots, new clients and new partnerships. In this post we share our clients physical safety focus areas, thoughts on mental health and key achievements.
New Clients and Key Achievements
- August has seen a continued fast pace for Tap into Safety, that began with the new financial year with new clients coming on board and the team attending their sites to taking panoramic photographs for the safety training content. Clients are really focussing on workplace safety and mental health in the workplace and seeking innovative ways to improve performance and reduce injuries.
- Last month, we advised that we have entered a re-seller partnership with the mighty SAI Global (media announcement to come soon) that will see global distribution of our safety and mental health solutions. We spent time in Sydney this month, training their sales teams. If you are already a SAI Global client, please ask them about our solutions as we can integrate with their EHS Safety Platform to offer a single access portal.
- ‘Ask the Alumni’ at Curtin Ignition 2018. Tap into Safety credit their early support to the Ignition Programme having participated in 2013. This month, Sue was invited again as part of the Panel along with Udrew, Body Transformation Studio and Orchid Valley Pet Caskets. The panel was skillfully facilitated by Stephen Carroll from RSM.
Out and About on Client Sites
Focus on People and Mobile Plant for MBAWA
This month saw us once again working with the Master Builders Association WA to develop a training module for the construction industry around the hazards for workers on foot in and around mobile plant in operation. We had the pleasure of working with one of Australia’s principal builders who provided us with access to a working site, where they were at the concrete pad level on an aged care project. The site was an excellent example of mobile plant in operation including excavators, telehandlers, cranes, skid-steer loaders and so on, with numerous contractors and staff, busy doing what they do best.
The training module will soon be made available via MBAWA and the Tap into Safety portals, so please contact them or us for further information. The new People and Plant training module will be added to the three developed modules for the MBAWA:
- Commercial Construction Working at Height
- Residential Construction Working at Height
- Scaffold Hazard Awareness – Fixed, Mobile and Frame
We think it’s very timely for MBAWA to focus on boosting their training in these key areas given the recent spate of fatalities in the industry and the Senate Committee investigation into the causes. There was once again a call for Industrial Manslaughter laws in WA to follow other states in Australia that already have them in place. One of the mothers whose son died as a construction worker stated in the West Australian Newspaper 31/8/2018 pg 6:
“If you die on the road, it is really important. If you get taken by a shark, it is really important. But if you are just a worker, you are not important? That has to change”.
Working with Penske Power Systems
This month, we welcomed another new client Penske Power Systems and met with them on their Hazelmere site to take their panoramic photos. The content for their customised training modules included working at height, with stored energy, with cranes, in and around a mobile plant and servicing trucks in the workshop and in remote areas after a breakdown.
The Penske staff had their ‘Brad Pitt’ and ‘Angelina Jolie’ moments and enjoyed the different work day, where they got to be movie stars and show off what they do and how they can perform their tasks safely. One of the training modules focusing on the warehouse and hazards of picking stock will be available for use via the Tap into Safety platform. This module would suit most warehouse environments and has the expertise of the Penske team to ensure the message is safe and accurate. Please contact us for more information.