Good workplace health and safety protects your people and your business, improves performance and contributes to a healthy bottom line.

Health and Safety Management Systems

Ensuring your business meets all the relevant health and safety laws and requirements is no easy task. And, the penalties for non-compliance can be crippling. By partnering with Risk Strategies you can ensure that your business is compliant and that your directors are protected.


Tailored to your business and your unique needs

Whether you need help to develop and implement a Health and Safety Management System or review and optimise your existing processes, we can help with:

  • Identifying risks and improvement opportunities.
  • Stakeholder engagement.
  • Development of appropriate policies and procedures (including hazard management).
  • Measurement, reporting and due diligence frameworks.
  • Cultural change and training.
  • Preparing for AS and ISO Certification.

Proven experience and expertise

Over the last decade we’ve worked with businesses in all sectors to develop and optimise their Health and Safety Systems, including Building and Construction, Manufacturing, Property, Waste Management, Transport and Logistics, Aged Care, Agriculture, Gig Economy businesses and everything in between.

Take a look at how we’ve helped different businesses to overcome their workplace health and safety challenges:

Risk Strategies’ approach to auditing ensures that your business has a relevant and truly useful system.

Our audit adds genuine value to your business by:

  • Analysing the company’s performance
  • Evaluating how the management system really works
  • Prioritising improvement actions – improve risk prevention, anticipate probable changes in operating conditions

Our team of qualified professionals offers the experience, confidence and reliability you would expect from RABQAS-qualified auditors.

We can audit your organisation against:

  • Your corporate best practice standards
  • ISO 18001 (AS/NZS 4801)
  • Specified technical standards
  • National or State Self Insurer Standards (e.g. Comcare, SafetyMap and InjuryMap)

We help businesses to understand their risk profile and address hazards including:

  • Plant
  • Manual handling
  • Chemicals
  • Traffic management
  • Work at heights
  • Confines spaces
  • Electricity

Risk Tolerance and Risk Profiling

Businesses have competing priorities and cannot immediately address every risk. It is important to understand the risk tolerance of your business, so that objective management decisions about needs and priorities can be made.

The cost of not implementing hazard controls is often difficult to quantify before the event. To do so, two key factors must be considered:

  • Consequence
  • Likelihood or probability

Risk Strategies works with your organisation to define a structured approach to ensure you exercise your duty of care.

Risk Assessment

We work with your risk assessment processes or bring an AS4360 compliant methodology to your risks.

Working beyond common task-based risk assessments, our team of experts is also experienced in major project and acquisition risk assessment, risk assessment of proposed changes, and technical risk assessments.

We also conduct hazard training sessions that are customised to suit your needs. The training is structured to provide real outcomes for participants and your business.

There are three pre-requisite principles for successful health, safety and welfare management:

  • 1. Engineering – Housekeeping, safe plant and equipment, a safe working environment and safe work processes.
  • 2. Management Systems – Documented policies, procedures and practices that set standards, measure performance, encourage involvement, direct/control activities and prioritise/guide responses.
  • 3. Culture – Creating a mind-set among all employees and key stakeholders (including contractors and visitors) that ensures the systems work and the engineering

Risk Strategies’ strategic and systematic safety management solutions are based on the following key fundamentals:

  • Anticipate
  • Consult
  • Evaluate and Allocate Resources
  • Control
  • Monitor and review

Safety management must be based on the organisational culture and behaviour of people.

Everyone has a responsibility for safety and should participate in safety management efforts.

James E. Roughton, James Mercurio – Developing an Effective Safety Culture

Risk Strategies’ approach is focused on:

  • Safety climate
  • Leadership
  • People involvement
  • Hazard analysis
  • Identifying “at risk” behaviours
  • Continually reinforcing safe behaviours
  • Risk reduction

To establish and maintain a core group with relevant expertise requires training across all technical fields.

Risk Strategies’ knowledge training programs give organisations choice in what, how and when to learn and develop. We recognise that people have different learning styles, rates of learning and areas of interest.

Risk Strategies focuses on the individual, and offers relevant, flexible learning, starting with:

  • Training needs analysis
  • Train the trainer
  • Practical training solutions

"‘Their professionalism and initiative ensured an excellent result with great stakeholder engagement and well documented procedures.

Managing safety in office buildings, shopping centres and industrial properties across Australia is a considerable challenge. Risk Strategies has proven to be a trusted partner in the development of our health and safety system’.

− Bruce Precious
National Manager
Sustainability and Safety GPT Group