Work Health and Safety

WHS Inductions

ERA Personnel are committed towards the safety of our employees. Part of this commitment is to work with our clients and employees to ensure a healthy and prosperous workplace for all. (see our WHS Policy)

An initiative that has been implemented to help achieve this commitment has been the introduction of a new WHS Induction System called Smart Start. Developed jointly by the RCSA & NRMA, Smart Start is aimed at providing individuals with key information on basic WHS principals prior to joining the workplace. Smart Start topics include:-

  • What is WHS all about and why is it so important
  • Policies & Responsibilities
  • Risk Management
  • On-site Hazards
  • Incident Management
  • Visiting other Workplaces

Smart Start is an interactive software package that provides video based learning and tuition on the topics above. Workplace examples are used to demonstrate WHS principals and individuals undertaking the induction are required to satisfactorily (>70%) complete an assessment at the end.

All ERA Personnel temporary employees are required to complete the WHS Induction before commencing any assignments. Employees are provided with a certificate as proof of their achievement and are encouraged to present this to their supervisor when they commence an assignment.

WHS Monitoring Inspections

ERA Personnel undertake regular WHS Monitoring Inspections with our clients to ensure the safety of our on-hired employees in the workplace. The WHS Monitoring Inspection identifies any risks to our staff and actions required to resolve any issues that may arise.

Some questions asked during the WHS Monitoring Inspection include:

  • Have our on-hired completed task specific training?
  • Have their duties undergone a risk assessment?
  • Have our staff completed additional training if their duties have changed?
  • Are our staff provided with the necessary PPE to do their job?
  • If there have been recent incidents, what controls have been put in place?
  • How is management and supervision of our staff conducted to ensure safety requirements are being met?

We also consult with our employees to ensure they have no issues to raise and are happy with the safety training they were provided. A general work inspection of their work area is conducted and actions required submitted to the client.