There are more than 50,000 not-for-profit organisations in Australia. Considering resources can be difficult to secure for health and safety matters in the private sector, protecting workers in NFP organisations can be challenging. Particularly when there is such a focus on directing funds raised towards organisation causes and campaigns. But volunteers must be protected under Australian law from harm in their workplace.
Preparing for this changing aspect of work is simple for those that tackle the issue up front. Simple steps include:
- consider the practice and its associated risks in organisation and safety strategic planning
- think about those working from home when planning for emergencies
- provide workers with targeted training to identify and manage their home-based hazards
- including working from home in business management systems, such as policies, procedures and hazard inspection/checklists
Heinrichs Safety can assist you with each of these measures. Together we can prepare your business to deal with the changing practices of Australian workers. Sensible planning allows you to reap the rewards without being exposed to additional risk.