5 April 2018 – Electrical safety, Energy isolation and Working near utilities procedures out for consultation
Three new draft WHS system procedures are now out for consultation. These procedures set our standard for managing risks associated with high risk activities across the asset lifecycle. They focus on the design and planning stages as the best opportunity to eliminate risks or initiate higher levels of controls being applied.
22 January 2018 – Protect yourself from heat-related illness and fatigue
Find out how to prepare for working in hot weather. Read
18 January 2018 – Consultation @ Work toolkit
SafeWork NSW’s new Consultation @ Work toolkit is designed to help improve WHS consultation practices in NSW workplaces. Read
Coming soon – Fatigue management procedure
At Roads and Maritime, we recognise that fatigue can adversely affect the health and safety of our workers and others who may be affected by the work we do. This Fatigue management procedure explains our approach to identifying the contributing factors to fatigue, and describes how to implement systematic processes to manage the risks of fatigue effectively. This procedure will be available for consultation in early 2018.
14 December 2017 – New SFAIRP (so far as is reasonably practicable) toolkit
The SFAIRP determination guide and SFAIRP determination template are now available. These tools will help determine what is ‘reasonably practicable’ when making decisions about eliminating and managing the risks at the workplace.
23 November 2017 - Heavy vehicle safety - chain of responsibility
When we operate heavy vehicles, our focus is on understanding and managing the hazards and risks associated with heavy vehicle operations. Read
31 October – WHS risk management procedure – published
The WHS risk management procedure describes the procedures governing the management of WHS risks. Read
25 October 2017 – New Guide to interpretation of Principal Contractor and Roads and Maritime Services obligations under the WHS Act 2011
This guide considers the responsibilities and requirements for Roads and Maritime in relation to the interaction of Roads and Maritime’s WHS management system and the WHS management systems of principal contractors on construction projects. It refers to a number of duties owed by the Principal Contractor and Roads and Maritime, and provides working examples to assist in understanding what system may apply at various times. Read
19 October 2017 – New self-assessment tool for industry partners
This self-assessment tool will support our industry partners in demonstrating how their safety management system meets or exceeds key requirements of the OneRMS SMS. Read
16 October 2017 – Safety means video
This National Safe Work Month watch a video on what safety means to Roads and Maritime. Watch
October 2017 – National Safe Work Month
Throughout National Safe Work Month we ask everyone at Roads and Maritime to reflect on the importance of safety and wellbeing. Get involved and see what you can do to improve safety.
4 October 2017 – New safety walk guide
Safety walk guides support senior managers when visiting worksites. It helps senior managers observe work (safety behaviours and practices) as it is carried out and engage with workers in safety conversations. Read
3 October 2017 – WHS consultation procedure – published
The WHS consultation procedure describes governing arrangements for worker participation and representation in WHS matters. Read.
27 September 2017 – Entry to worksites
Access to Roads and Maritime workplaces is restricted. For WHS reasons, SafeWork NSW inspectors and authorised union officials have right of entry to a worksite. Read
14 September 2017 – R U OK? Day
This year's R U OK? Day is on Thursday 14 September. Take some time to be a great mate by asking those around you one simple question – Are you okay? Depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses are real issues that can impact each one of us. Roads and Maritime is serious about the mental health and wellbeing of our employees. Read
1 September 2017 – Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (NSW)
The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 has come into effect. It is essentially the same as the 2011 Regulation, except for minor amendments, including corrections to typos and administrative changes. The changes are outlined here.