Online WHS Systems in the Construction Industry

Online WHS Systems is used by many Australian Construction Businesses.

Let’s explore what Construction Businesses get out of Online WHS Systems and the benefits to the industry.

Safety in the Construction Industry

We use software every day to manage our business processes. Why should safety management be any different? Online WHS Systems keeps workplace health and safety top of mind for businesses in the Construction Industry.

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Safety in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is one of the highest risk industries in Australia with many workers injured or killed as a result of their work. Managing SWMS used on site can be very time consuming and onerous, some site safety offices may want a SWMS in their format and not yours. Online WHS Systems SWMS register allows you not only to enter your activity and upload the SWMS into the system for quick and easy access via a QR Code but also allows you to build a SWMS inside the system that can be copied then customised to a site which your employees are at. You can also if needed just upload document or templates and relate them to a certain individual site, making managing SWMS and tailoring them for individual sites easy. Just one of the many features in Online WHS Systems that will help construction companies make compliance easier.

Some of our clients include:

What Online WHS Systems focuses on in this Industry

  • To make safety easy – All an employee needs to do is scan a QR Code to complete a form, checklist or report a hazard or incident.
  • To make safety accessible – Online WHS Systems is a cloud based system which can be used anywhere with an internet connection.
  • To make safety simple – Employees can log into the system and know exactly what needs to be actioned by clicking one simple button, the ‘To-Do list’.
  • To make safety efficient – Online WHS Systems is an automated system. If something needs to be actioned, the relevant person is alerted via email or SMS.

“I like the fact that all our systems and compliance issues can be managed from the system, prompts and reminders are so important and having this information automated plays a very important role in meeting our compliance obligations.

We initially looked at the system for managing just our WHS obligations and soon found it could do so much more for our business.”

Ben Levesque, Chief Executive Officer, Finley Regional Care

Safety Painpoints in the Construction Industry

What are the painpoints when managing safety in the Construction Industry and how does Online WHS Systems address and solve these points?

  • 01Employee Management and Inductions

    Staying on top of employee information and certifications can be tiresome. Especially in the Construction Environment when employees are required to have a large number of certifications.

    How can Online WHS Systems solve these issues?
    - Use the Employee and Contractor Modules to keep track of your employees certifications. The system will alert the administrator and employee when their certification is about to expire so it can be updated.
    - Use the E-Learning Module to induct and train employees in your workplace safety processes.

  • 01Incident Management

    Workers in the Construction Industry are exposed to a range of risks which can cause injury including slips, trips and falls and manual tasks.

    How can Online WHS Systems solve these issues?
    - Use the Incident Register to identify, analyse and correct hazards to prevent the recurrence of injuries in the workplace.
    - Use the Checklist Register to undertake a risk assessment checklist, develop and manage controls.
    - Use the Policy and Procedure Register to make sure administrative measures to control workplace hazards are in place.
    - Use the E-Learning Module to make sure all employees are inducted and trained on workplace safety.
    - Use the Plant and Equipment Module to make sure items are properly maintained.

  • 01Contractor Management

    Contractor management can be a very challenging area and is one often looked past by businesses. An employer has a legal obligation for the work health and safety of any contractors working at their place of work or undertaking work for the business.

    How can Online WHS Systems solve these issues?
    - Use the Contractor Register to keep track of contractor certifications, insurances, licences and qualifications.
    - Use the E-Learning Module to make sure contractors are inducted into the safe work processes at the site including emergency procedures.


Online WHS for the Construction Industry

What registers help the Construction Industry manage their safety obligations?

Policy and PlanningPlant and Equipment

It is a WHS requirement to keep an equipment register with a history of the maintenance performed on each item. Online WHS Systems maintains an automated log of updates made to a piece of equipment to assist you to track its maintenance records.

Injury ManagementInjury Management

The injury Management Module allows your company to analyse the cause and effect of injuries and identifies actions needing to be taken to reduce the risk of that injury happening again in the future.

Risk ManagementChecklist Builder

The Checklist Builder allows you to create checklists which can be related to sites, activities, plant & equipment, chemicals, employees and more.

Employee ManagementInduction Module

The E-Learning Register of Online WHS Systems allows you to assign inductions and records the results.

Record ManagementQualification Matrix and Manager

The Qualification Matrix and Manager allows you to keep track of your employees and qualifications. If you relate a qualification to a position, any employee related to that position without the proper qualifications will be highlighted as yellow in the Qualification Matrix, automatically creating a Training Needs Analysis.

Environmental ManagementContractor Management

Online WHS Systems Contractor Register assists you in making sure your contractors are inducted, have the appropriate qualifications, safe work documents and procedures, insurances and licenses to operate at your site.

Record ManagementSWMs Module

In the SWMs Module you can outline the high risk work activities to be carried out at a workplace, the hazards that may arise from these activities, and the measures to put in place to control the risks.

Environmental ManagementMaintenance Manager

In the Maintenance Manager you can develop a maintenance request for a site, location or plant and equipment item.

Record ManagementMeeting Builder

Online WHS Systems has a Meeting Manager that allows you to build your own templates for a meeting including management meetings, toolbox talks, safety meetings and consultation, make minutes and set actions.

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