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WHS training subsidies available for QLD building and construction industry

Workplace Dimensions is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding, and is offering eligible participants funded places in our highly rated BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and...

How you can run an effective toolbox/pre-start meeting

Toolbox or pre-starts talks are interactive safety sessions that help focus a workforce on safety. They take place prior to the beginning of a work shift and they are an opportunity for an organisation to ensure that its entire workforce is fit for duty....

How to create cohesiveness in major projects

Being part of a major project is an exciting, medium-term commercial opportunity for businesses of all sizes in Australia. Typically, a major contract is won by a large contractor or consortium, which then enters into commercial agreements with many...

The big dry: How cultural values drive action in adversity

In parts of Queensland and New South Wales, the past 14 months have been the driest since records began to be kept in 1900. For some farmers, this is their fifth or sixth consecutive year of drought and dry conditions, with many struggling to survive....

National Safe Work Month: A moment is all it takes

No industry should be unsafe to work in and no death or injury is acceptable. And, because the whole community bears the financial costs of poor WHS, a safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone. Work-related injury and disease costs the Australian...

Leading change: How leaders can foster the embrace of change

From the chrysalis, the beautiful butterfly is born. From the acorn, the mighty oak grows. Change is one of the few certainties in your life. It can be unexpected. It can feel disorientating and unwelcome, it creates disruption and pushes us out of our...

New Family and Domestic Violence leave entitlements, from August 2018

In response to an increasing focus on reducing domestic violence, new leave entitlements are set to take effect from 1 August 2018 to enable  all employees, including casuals, to be entitled to 5 days’ unpaid leave to deal with family and domestic...

Five lessons in leadership from the Thai cave rescue mission

What does the successful Thai cave rescue mission teach us about leadership? Plenty. It’s a gripping story of how a desperate team pursued outcomes against a rapidly ticking clock and overcame insurmountable odds to achieve their goal. The world held its...

How the design and delivery of your training program matters

Ever attended a training program that didn’t flow or in which you felt confused or bored?  Instead of being inspired by the content and taking in new information, you’re watching the clock and wishing that people would stop dragging out the day by asking...

The link between WHS & your bottom line

Evidence shows that organisations who invest in health and safety culture have a competitive advantage. A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine looked at the financial growth of public companies that scored highly in the...