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  • Crisis management Crisis Management
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Apply best practices to plan for, respond to, and manage critical events and exercises. Built on ISO standards, you can respond faster with better collaboration using plans and playbooks, smart workflows, and real-time dashboards and insights, to ensure better incident response, decision-making, and continuous improvement.

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All the information and tools needed to manage any incident effectively through the entire lifecycle of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, following ISO, ICS and other national standards. Keep your whole team following the same plans, communicating on the same platform, and viewing the same operating picture - from any place or device.

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  • Employee Health & Wellbeing Employee Health & Wellbeing
  • Governance Risk & Compliance Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)
  • Asset Management Asset Management
  • Contractor Management Contractor Management
  • Visitor Management Visitor Management
  • Emergency Management Emergency Management

All the tools needed to automate your safety management system in one easy-to-use platform, following ISO standards. Increase efficiency with powerful automation capabilities and provide real time insights to all levels of your business. Configurable notifications, workflows, analytics, and mapping empower your safety personnel to make better decisions wherever they are.

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Maintain a comprehensive view of the wellbeing of your workers, their needs, and the wellbeing initiatives conducted in your organization. Through various assessments, checks, analytics, and resources you can easily manage both the physical and mental wellbeing of personnel across various locations and programs.

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A suite of tools to collect risk data from across your organziation from a range of stakeholders, in real time, and based on ISO standards. Fully customisable, with everything from a simple pre-task assessment though to an organisational risk register, we make it easy to capture risk data and provide the analytics to derive rich insights, to keep your organisation safe and compliant.

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Track all your assets from your vehicle fleet, fixed or mobile plant and equipment though to your critical infrastructure using our range of tools. Plan maintenance ahead of time and by collecting lead indicator data from checklists and assessments on any mobile device, then enable users to update the status of your assets to track utilisation, share documentation and report issues.

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Save time and money by enabling contractors to self-register and progress through a customizable workflow, to check documentation before becoming an approved contractor. Contractors can then be automatically followed up using workflows and notifications to keep their organziation compliant.

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Streamline visitor sign-in using a QR code on a form tailored for your organisation. Visitors can complete inductions, answer questions and acknowledge content then have notifications triggered to their host based on their responses. Once on site, manage visitor cards, broadcast notifications and understand visitor trends to optimise your processes.

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All the information and tools needed to manage any incident effectively through the entire lifecycle of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, following ISO, ICS and other national standards. Keep your whole team following the same plans, communicating on the same platform, and viewing the same operating picture - from any place or device.

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  • Cyber Security Cyber Security
  • Visitor Management Visitor Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Emergency Management Emergency Management
  • Governance Risk & Compliance Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Asset Management Asset Management
  • Contractor Management Contractor Management

Proactively manage all aspects of physical security operations from anywhere, on any device. Based on ISO standards, streamline your operations using workflow automations to guide information capture, enrichment, follow up tasks, and notifications. Validate threats and risks to drive better investment of your resources.

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Manage cyber threats, risks, and treatments based on industry best-practice guidelines and ISO standards. Plan objectives and set targets, manage all elements of standards-compliance, and schedule and record audits and inspections. Manage non-compliances and corrective actions, and drive continual improvement review cycles.

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Streamline visitor sign-in using a QR code on a form tailored for your organisation. Visitors can complete inductions, answer questions and acknowledge content then have notifications triggered to their host based on their responses. Once on site, manage visitor cards, broadcast notifications and understand visitor trends to optimise your processes.

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Consolidate the threat and risk picture across all your assets, easily demonstrate compliance with security obligations, and gain an ‘all threats’ perspective encompassing physical, cyber, personnel and supply chain. Address and manage cyber threats without having to implement costly new ICT systems and drive continuous improvement and review cycles.

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All the information and tools needed to manage any incident effectively through the entire lifecycle of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, following ISO, ICS and other national standards. Keep your whole team following the same plans, communicating on the same platform, and viewing the same operating picture - from any place or device.

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Manage cyber, emergency and security threats, risks, and treatments based on industry best-practice guidelines and ISO standards. Plan objectives and set targets, manage all elements of standards-compliance, and schedule and record audits and inspections. Manage non-compliances and corrective actions and drive continual improvement review cycles.

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Track all your assets from your vehicle fleet, fixed or mobile plant and equipment though to your critical infrastructure using our range of tools. Plan maintenance ahead of time and by collecting lead indicator data from checklists and assessments on any mobile device, then enable users to update the status of your assets to track utilization, share documentation and report issues.

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Save time and money by enabling contractors to self-register and progress through a customizable workflow, to check documentation before becoming an approved contractor. Contractors can then be automatically followed up using workflows and notifications to keep their organziation compliant.

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  • Crisis Management Crisis Management
  • Governance Risk & Compliance Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)
  • Continuity of Operations Continuity of Operations (COOP)

Follow ISO standard approaches to determine disruption impacts and develop plans & recovery strategies to address risks. Track gaps, dependencies and tests, capture exercises, and manage insurance details. Scale up to any incident and back down to business as usual as quickly as possible and drive continuous improvement.

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Apply best practices to plan for, respond to, and manage critical events and exercises. Built on ISO standards, you can respond faster with better collaboration using plans and playbooks, smart workflows, and real-time dashboards and insights, to ensure better incident response, decision-making, and continuous improvement.

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Manage cyber, emergency and security threats, risks, and treatments based on industry best-practice guidelines and ISO standards. Plan objectives and set targets, manage all elements of standards-compliance, and schedule and record audits and inspections. Manage non-compliances and corrective actions and drive continual improvement review cycles.

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Ensure preparedness across your organisation. Conduct business impact assessments and quickly identify essential functions. Assess hazard and threat risks. Identify technology, assets, facilities, and critical personnel. Gather and assemble essential information and documents. Develop, test and maintain your COOP plans. From readiness and preparedness to reconstitution, manage all four phases of the Continuity of Operations Plan to minimize business loss and disruption.

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Safety Protections for Labour Hire Workers Extended

As we’ve noted before, regulators and legislators have adopted a whole raft of temporary policy measures to address the COVID-19 safety crisis. Permanent reforms haven’t been neglected, though. For instance, labour hire workers’ arrangements are about to see a major overhaul in one Australian state.

Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 to extend protections for labour hire workers

The short answer is the Victorian Government recently introduced the Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Bill). If passed, the Bill would revise components of the state’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, passed in 2004.

Specifically, the Bill re-defines employer and employee, such that “third-party” labour hire workers will be considered employees of their “host” employers. For both parties, the importance of the proposed re-classification is that labour hire workers will be granted the same health and safety protections as a host employer’s “permanent” workers.

Simple enough? Not so much.

In addition to extending the host employer’s duty of care obligation, the Bill would also require those same employers to work in “horizontal consultation” with labour hire providers to ensure that the duty of care obligation is met.

Both parties, here, must co-operate and co-ordinate activities. Penalties for not doing so are steep, i.e., a failure to comply would constitute an indictable offence.

Another provision: insurance companies will be prevented from stepping in and shielding persons from the burden of monetary penalties arising from health and safety contraventions. This provision follows precedents set in New South Wales and Western Australia; and so, all other jurisdictions should be on the lookout.

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Besides new labour hire arrangements, Bill will toughen industrial manslaughter sanctions

Employers will have more than new labour hire worker arrangements to contend with, though. The Bill also increases the powers of Health and Safety Representatives and Authorised Representatives to collect information (e.g., photographs, measurements, sketches, and recordings). These entities will not be allowed to use or disclose the information they collect in ways not connected with the exercise of power under safety legislation.

The big kicker, of course, are the industrial manslaughter provisions. Those come with a sticker shock.

What are they? Well, the Bill will effectively repeal existing provisions, introducing, instead, a sharp increase in maximum penalties. Those penalties will go up dramatically: from AUD 1.62 million to AUD 16.5 million for a body corporate.

What can employers do? On the labour hire front, employers need to get their ducks in a row. Start by implementing best practices in contractor life-cycle management, beginning with the pre-qualification stage.

In this phase, many employers rely on third-party prequalifying companies to handle the majority of the initial contractor vetting. Whether undertaken by the host company or a vendor, initial vetting should go beyond quantifiable data, as that vetting approach only provides a limited understanding of future need.

Employers should try to involve more stakeholders to get a broader, cross-functional look at pricing, use, and process-related costs. Getting a clear picture of the engagement during pre-qualification can also help improve efficiencies and productivity down the road.

Host companies should also manage all contractor data in a dedicated, centralised database in their safety management platform, where it can be easily shared and updated, after the engagement begins in earnest.  

What phases come next? To find out more, download our guide to contractor management best work health and safety practices:

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