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What housekeeping practices should the HCS consider when assessing the currency of their workplace WHS systems?

What housekeeping practices should the HCS consider when assessing the currency of their workplace WHS systems?

Read the case study below, then answer the questions that follow.

Janice is a member of the health and safety committee (HSC) for a community care facility. Janice and the rest of the HSC are aware that WHS legislation, policies, procedures and practices are part of an ongoing continuous improvement process. For this reason, Janice and the HSC want to ensure that the WHS practices in their workplace are best-practice and in compliance with the current legislation, national standards and codes of practice.

1. Why is it important that the workplace emergency procedures in Janice’s workplace are current?

2. What housekeeping practices should the HCS consider when assessing the currency of their workplace WHS systems?

3. What are some factors that the HSC should consider when checking the currency of personal protective equipment in the workplace?

4. How will the HCS be able to determine if their work processes are up-to-date with current best practice standards?