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Occupational Health & Safety
Why is OHS important to Franchisors & Franchisees?
Managing workplace health and safety does not need to be complex or costly. You can give your business competitive edge by ensuring your most valuable resource, your staff, are protected.
All States set out obligations to manage occupational health and safety (OHS) in legislation and it is an offence not to comply with this legislation. In recent times fines for breaches of health and safety legislation have increased significantly with fines over $100,000 now common.
Franchisors should understand the management and control they have over a workplace through their franchise systems. Franchisors have an obligation to ensure that business systems include all reasonably practicable measures to ensure the health and safety of all persons affected by the franchise.
The franchisee may have responsibilities as an occupier of a workplace or as a person in control of a workplace.
As part of the Franchise Central networked team, Simple OHS Solutions (SOS) specialises in the development and implementation of Safety Management Systems, ideal for franchisors.
With over 15 years experience, all SOS consultants are highly qualified in both legal and OHS technical fields. SOS also subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Service Standards as prescribed by the Safety Institute of Australia and supported by WorkSafe Victoria and pride themselves on providing a cost effective and responsive service to clients.
Simply making your workplace safer …
For more information on how SOS can advise and assist in the compliance with workplace health and safety laws and managing health and safety to benefit your operations, call Franchise Central on 1300 558 278 or email us.