Risk and Safety Solutions
Risk and Safety Solutions is a leading provider of specialist Workplace Health and Safety (WHS/OHS) services in New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Risk and Safety Solutions Consultants are highly experienced in OHS and have worked within various industries in Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Newcastle and throughout regional NSW and ACT. Risk and Safety Solutions provide services in the following Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Consulting Services:
- Safety Management Systems
- Contractor Safety Management
- WHS Policies and Procedures
- Site Safety Plans
- Plant Safety
- Safe Work Method Statements
- WHS Audits
- Workplace OHS Inspections
- WHS Risk Assessments
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Manual Handling
Managing Director, Chris Haddrill, has over 25 years’ experience in WHS and Risk Management throughout Australia in a wide variety of industry sectors including manufacturing, mining, construction, infrastructure, water and transport.
Chris has extensive experience in forensic incident investigation encompassing fatalities and serious long-term injuries which, in many cases, proved to be completely preventable. This experience was the motivating force behind our mission, which is to create effective and usable safety systems to help prevent accidents and injuries and to minimise risk; ultimately saving lives as well as money!
Safety Management Systems
Risk and Safety Solutions have an extensive history of providing assistance and efficient solutions for organisations throughout NSW and ACT. Our services range from design, construction, implementation and review of safety management systems documentation and strategic processes for small to large organisations. These services allow your organisation to address industry standards and government OHS accreditation requirements, including:
- AS4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems requirements
- Federal safety commissioner (FSC) – The Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme
- NSW Government OHS Management System Guidelines (OHSMS/EMS Accreditation)
- National self-insurer OHS audit tool.
The team at Risk and Safety Solutions can identify your organisations OHS Management system insufficiencies and can utilise our industry knowledge to recommend strategies and compile documentation to overcome inconsistencies and assist your organisation in achieving all legislative compliance. Our OHS consultants work with you and your organisation to understand your individual needs, creating a tailor specific health and safety management strategy you can understand and implement into every aspect of your organisation.
Contractor Health and Safety (WHS) Management
Risk and Safety Solutions Consultants are leaders in the industry and can apply their expertise to assist you in developing, implementing and sustaining your organisations’ specific compliant contractor safety management system. Our Consultants can work with you and your organisation to strategically implement contractor pre-qualification, evaluation and monitoring to suit your organisations’ safety requirements and needs. Utilising and implementing our services will provide your organisation with effective systems and solutions to your contractor management.
WHS (OHS) Policies and Procedures
The Risk and Safety Solutions team consists of WHS leaders who have extensive experience in writing concise and practical WHS policies and procedures, which can be easily developed and implemented into your business today. Our team will continually assist your organisation in writing or reviewing complex WHS policies and procedures and how best to integrate each into different aspects of your organisation. Our team align all policies and procedures to the applicable legislative requirements including codes and standards, in simple language and format, that is easy for you to communicate, understand and implement into all aspects of your organisation.
Site Safety Plans and Construction WHS Management Plans
As a legislative requirement for all construction sites, the Risk and Safety Solutions team can create succinct Site Safety Plans or Site Safety Management Plans (SSMP) for your organisation, in a timely and professional manner. Our WHS Consultants are experts in developing various compliant formats of Site Safety Plans to suit projects as a whole, as well as individual components of a construction project. Through our experience, our consultants are able to fulfil the requirements of various plans which meet all State, Australian Government and AS4801 obligations. Our Site WHS management Plans are tailor-maid, meaning we work with you and your organisation to understand what you need and how our plans can work to cover any aspect of your project. Contact our team for more information and to get started on creating your individualised Site WHS management plan today.
Safety Work Method Statements
A flexible format of Safe Work Method Statements or Work Method Statements is required for all medium and high-risk work activities and for tasks requiring a permit to work. These activities can include, but are not limited too; working at heights; in confined spaces; electrical work; working near traffic and working with asbestos. Risk and Safety Solutions WHS Consultants have extensive experience developing Safe Work Method Statements for many of the above activities and have also compiled a variety of Generic Safe Work Method Statements, which can easily be adapted and integrated into your organisations high and medium risk work activities.
Accredited OHS Auditors and regularly undertake and provide strategic recommendations for organisations, in the following third-party OHS Audits:
- Compliance Auditing: ensuring your organisations’ workplace meet legislative requirements, specific codes, standards and ensuring compliance throughout the entirety of your organisation.
- Hazard Specific Audits: auditing for particular hazards and checking control methods within your organisation, ensuring there is a clear correlation to applicable legislative requirements, codes and standards.
- OHS Management System Audits: a high-level documentary review of your organisations’ existing hazard management policies and procedures, manuals and plans to AS4801 audit criteria.
Workplace WHS Inspections and Risk Assessment
Risk and Safety Solutions WHS Consultants conduct independent third-party WHS inspections in your workplace, identifying general and specific hazards that pose a risk to employees and others in the workplace and on work premises under AS4804 / AS4801 requirements and all other applicable legislative requirements. Our teams’ extensive experience in workplace settings and industries will provide you with a valuable and comprehensive OHS inspection report which includes a risk register itemising all identified hazards, risks and control measures that are required with an action plan which you can incorporate into your OHS program. OHS inspections and risk assessments conducted by our consultants cover the following areas:
- Workplace hazard inspections
- Hazardous Chemicals Risk Assessment and Chemical Safety Management System
- Plant Safety and Guarding
- Manual Handling Risk Assessment
- Physical and Biological Hazards
- High-Risk Hazards
- Access and Egress
- Fire Safety and Emergency
- Confined Spaces
- Equipment Planned Use
- Safe Operating Procedures
- Existing Controls (Personal protection, signage, awareness, etc.)
- WHS Consultation Arrangements
- Accident / incident / near-miss investigations
- Employee and Contractor Safety Performance
- Other areas as needed
Managing Director - Chris Haddrill
Chris Haddrill is a highly experienced Risk and safety consultant with a background in Mechanical Engineering. He started Risk and Safety Solutions in 2015, pulling from his experience of over 6 years with Safegroup.
Master of Occupational Health and Safety
Newcastle University: 2013
Bachelor of Engineering- Mechanical
University of Technology, Sydney: 1989
Majors: Manufacturing and Management
Exemplar Global Accredited Lead Auditor;
• Quality – AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016
• OH&S -AS/NZS ISO45001:2018
• Environmental Management -AS/NZS ISO 14001:2016
Member Engineers Australia and Member of;
• Mechanical and
• Risk Management Colleges
Accredited Risk Management Facilitator- RMIA
Chartered Professional Member Safety Institute Australia
Member Standards Australia Committee for AS 5146 Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Parts 1,2 & 3- representing Engineers Australia
Member Standards Australia Committee QR05 which includes International Risk Management, Reliability and Dependability Standards, Including IEC/ISO 31010 Risk Assessment techniques- representing RMIA
Certified Quality Management System Lead Auditor
Certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor
Certified Occupational, Health & Safety Lead Auditor