June 2019 Newsletter

10 Jun 10:00 by TLH Admin


Risk Assesment



FT Workforce’s Risk Management Program draws on its principles throughout its development. These principles are designed to make improvements in performance through strategic planning of Risk Assessment processes to identify hazards and prevent risk of harm.

Risk Assessment principles rely on the inclusion of stakeholders and decision makers at all levels of FT Workforce’s organisation, which ensures that all such processes are up to date and responsive to change. This includes obtaining reliable and quality information from all stakeholders* and decision makers, whilst valuing human and cultural factors in order for decisions to be made on the most accurate findings.FT Workforce Pty Ltd uses a Safety Management System as its overall framework, integrating external components from Acts, Regulations, standards and guidelines through to internal safety plans, policies and procedures within the framework. One of the most essential components, which underpins the organisation’s plan and drive for successful risk reduction through prevention, is its Workplace Health and Safety Policy as follows:

“FT Workforce Pty Ltd [The Company] is committed to providing all personnel who work for The Company with a work environment that is safe and free from hazards so far as reasonably practicable in adherence with current and relevant Australian occupational safety and health (OSH/WHS) Legal Obligations and other Requirements. This commitment is the primary concern when placing/mobilising The Company’s personnel at client/host employer workplaces, to ensure all employees and stakeholders understand the required procedures and work together to prevent and control any hazards employees may encounter in their place of work.

The Company is committed to comply with all relevant OSH/WHS legislative and other requirements bestowed upon the organisation, in line with (but not limited to) the following principles:

-       Planning, implementation and management of the highest sustainable safety and health standards and performance to achieve continual improvement of workplace behaviours and processes;

-       Establishment of a supportive safety culture where hazards and risks are actively identified, reported, assessed, investigated and effectively controlled using appropriate actions to prevent recurrence. 

-       Upholding supportive collaboration and engagement between all stakeholders including all levels of management and employees through regular consultation;

-       Establishment and maintenance of all essential health and safety management systems (HSMS) to ensure continuous improvements are made and sustained;

-       Provision of all necessary human, physical and financial resources to achieve safety initiatives;

-       Establishment, definition and communication of appropriate documented responsibilities and accountabilities for all personnel involved in the HSMS’s operations;

-       Identifying and providing appropriate training and development for all employees and stakeholders of The Company, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties in a safe manner; and, 

-       Driving hazard and risk management processes to ensure all principle and host-workplaces have and uphold safe work practices and a safe working environment through the reporting, identification, pre-placement risk assessment and proactive control of hazards and associated risks;

-       Achieving continuous improvement through regular monitoring and review of all policies, procedures and measurable objectives and targets towards the prevention and elimination of work-related injury, illness or harm. 

The Company’s Senior Management is committed to positioning The Company at the forefront of safety and health within the Labour hire industry and is willing to allocate the resources necessary to lead the organisation in to an era where safety and health is considered at all levels and clearly understood by all.”

In line with this Policy, FT Workforce conducts the following risk assessments prior to placement/mobilisation of employees to external/host workplaces:

Risk Criteria

1.    Preliminary Safety Systems Assessment

2.    Site Specific Safety Inspection (obtain copy of site/task JSA’s/SWI’s)

3.    Site Induction Verification

Monthly follow-up:

4.    Employee Safety Assessments

*Stakeholder: any party/person that has an interest in a company and can either affect or be affected by the business (employees, customers and suppliers).

National Competition

Please answer the following question for your chance to win a $50.00 Coles/Myer Voucher!  Text your answer to 0429 306 540 with your full name and State to be in the running to win.

Please answer by June 20th.

What is the organisation’s principle commitment to all employees?

Safety Quiz Award

Congratulations Eugene Hundermark! 

Eugene was the first to provide us with the correct answer to last month’s quiz question - "Who's commitment and support is required to achieve our objectives and targets?“.

Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer Research Awareness Month is a national awareness month designed to raise awareness of the importance of funding young, innovative cancer researchers. It is the pioneering ideas of these talented emerging scientists that give us so much hope for the future. We simply will not cure cancer without research. For 2019, Cancer Research Awareness Month will occur during June. The Cure Cancer is a fund to assist early-career cancer researchers who are working across ALL cancers and ALL areas of cancer research. Over the past 52 years, Cure Cancer has raised $68.8m to support over 515 lifesaving research grants across all cancer types. Cure Cancer's vision is to make this the last generation to die from cancer.

Why young researchers?

Cure Cancer supports researchers at the start of their careers, when few other funding bodies will take the chance. In today's research environment, funding is incredibly tight, meaning research grants are few and far between. The majority are awarded to scientists who have a proven track record of results, so very few grants are available to young researchers. This has led to potentially lifesaving research from incredibly talented young minds going unexplored. We’re here to change that.

Visit to learn more.

Social Media Policy

We have updated  our social media policy with the  following changes. If you would like to see the whole policy, please contact us. 

Inappropriate or intentionally damaging usage of such outlets is strictly prohibited, and upon thor-ough investigation, may ensue punitive and/or legal actions against the perpetrator(s). Such prohibited usages include posting, sending, forwarding or us-ing, in any way, any inappropriate material including but not limited to material which:

- is intended to (or could possibly) cause insult, of-fence, intimidation or humiliation to The Company, its employees, clients or suppliers;

- is defamatory or could adversely affect the image, reputation, viability or profitability of The Company, its employees, clients, or suppliers;

- contains any form of Confidential Information relating to The Company, its employees, its clients or suppliers; and/or,

- involves persons’ personal religious beliefs, with intention to adversely affect The Company or its reputation.

Any breach of this policy or post which breaches any of The Company’s other company policies (equal op-portunity, sexual harassment, bullying, issue resolu-tion, confidential information) will be treated as a serious offence and may also result in punitive or legal actions against the perpetrator(s).

What is your super doing for you? 

Super is your savings for retirement. Your employer pays it into your super account, in addition to your salary. Generally, you’re entitled to 9.5% of your ordinary time earnings (OTE). And if you can choose your super fund, you can choose Cbus. For the average Australian worker, superannuation is likely to be their biggest asset other than their home. So it’s well worth looking after. Super is the quiet achiever. It works hard behind the scenes to build long-term financial security to see you through retirement.

1. Invest wisely

To get the best from your super fund performance with Cbus, you can choose how your super is invested. Our investment options vary in risk and return. Consider your timeline and long-term goals to assess how you want to invest your money. The ideal investment choice will:

- meet your needs as you get older or your circumstances change

- suit how comfortable you are with risk and returns

- spread your investments across different asset classes.

2. Choose my insurance cover

Cbus offers the financial protection of insurance cover. When you join, you get to choose your level of cover. As your circumstances change, you can make adjustments to your cover to suit your needs.

3. Plan my retirement

When you’re planning for retirement, it’s important to consider:

- how much super you’ll need for your retirement income

- how much super you’re currently earning

- ways to bridge the gap if there’s a difference.

Learn more about retirement.

4. Consolidate my super

If you’ve changed jobs, you may have super in a number of different accounts. And it’s likely you’re paying more fees than you need to. By consolidating your super into one account you can:

- save money by avoiding multiple fees

- gain control by knowing exactly how much you have and how it’s growing

- simplify your paperwork with just one statement.

- It‘s fast and easy to consolidate your super online.w

5. Top up my super

If you want to grow your super faster, you can make extra payments into your super account. With interest compounding over time, even a small additional payment now can make a big difference over your lifetime. If you’re a lower income earner, the Government offers a co-contribution to encourage you to make extra payments to your super. You may be entitled to up to $500, a welcome boost for your super.

National Contacts

HS Manager

................................. 0429 306 540

WA Recruitment        

............................... (08) 6166 0239

VIC Recruitment        

..................................1300 880 832

QLD Recruitment        

..................................0427 507 833