Why you need a safety consultant to reduce workplace risks

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Business owners sometimes have the perception that safety consultancy may be an unnecessary financial burden. However, it’s vital to bear in mind that a safety consultant’s role is to identify gaps in existing safety processes. Identifying these gaps and responding with a process restructure helps minimise workplace injuries and can […]

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Four reasons why risk management is important for your business

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Risk management is a process dedicated to identifying risks within a business and developing procedures to mitigate or eliminate potential issues. An effective system helps maintain the safety of staff, whilst protecting business resources.   Risk management is an essential part of effective business planning and organisations are expected to […]

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How Chain of Responsibility can save your business money

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Chain of Responsibility legislation changes come into effect in October 2018. Anyone working in the heavy vehicle industry and supply chain will be affected – but this shouldn’t be a cause for stress. Your business will be a safer, more profitable place by getting on board with the new legislation […]

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How a Mentally Healthy Workforce Benefits Your Business

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There’s no doubt a happy workplace is more productive and a better place to be. A workplace who fosters a positive culture of mental health can see a variety of benefits over workplaces who sweep mental health under the rug. To the businesses who are sweeping the mental health of […]

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How Risk Assessments Save Your Business Money

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Risk assessments often seem like a drain on time, resources, and valuable manpower. However, the investment of these three elements can save your business thousands (if not potentially millions) of dollars in fines, lawyers, and sick leave. If your business doesn’t perform regular risk assessments as part of your safety […]

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2 Ways Quality Management Systems Will Help Your Business

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If you read our recent post on the benefits of internal safety audits, you’ll know that when staff have a purpose and are trained, they’re happier and more productive. Implementing a quality management system helps to define their purpose. But that’s not the only benefit of implementing a quality management […]

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2018 Review of the model WHS laws (a quick guide)

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What you need to know about the 2018 review of Work Health and Safety Laws   We know you’re busy, so we’ve written a summary of what you need to know about the reviews of the work health and safety laws. Click on the relevant links for more information if […]

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3 Benefits of Internal Safety Audits to a Business

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3 blindingly obvious benefits of your staff completing internal safety audits If the very idea of internal audits emanates a shudder down your spine – you don’t know the power of a good internal audit. Don’t stress – internal audits are here to make your life (and business) better. With […]

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The new changes to chain of responsibility obligations

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Chain of Responsibility (CoR) obligations have been revised and will be arriving in mid-2018 bringing with it changes which will impact on many more organisations. These changes are closely aligned with workplace health and safety laws and see a significant increase in penalties for non-compliance. What is CoR? The National […]

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What is an EMS & why you should want one

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An Environmental Management System or EMS can be a powerful tool to help businesses improve their environmental performance and reduce their carbon footprint. Many organisations implement an EMS to meet the requirements of certification to ISO14001, not necessarily to become a better environmental corporate citizen. However, they soon discover that […]

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5 Reasons why you MUST audit your business

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Before you read any further I can hear your thoughts already. Internal audits… Talk about boring. Why do I need to be involved? I don’t ‘get’ internal auditing. Let me break it down in simple terms. An internal audit of your business is like a health check. Think about this […]

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How to Put Together a Competitive Benefits Package

To succeed in business, you need to surround yourself with top talent. One of the ways to draw the top employees to your company is through a competitive benefits package. But in Australia, this is somewhat difficult. Australian law already requires healthy amounts of paid time off and super contributions […]

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5 things you need to know about the ISO9001:2015 update

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Late 2015 the standards committee introduced to the world a quality standard that is designed to fit any type and size of business. Our clients have asked us many questions about the new standard. What does it all mean? How do I apply this to my business and drive quality […]

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BusinessBasics sponsor business improvement events

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At the crux of what we do is finding ways to help improve the businesses of our clients. But we have decided to take that a step further and facilitate business improvement learnings by partnering with the Hunter Business Chamber. With our Head Office in Newcastle, NSW, we strive to […]

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Why you should get external help with your business strategy

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The concept of business strategy can seem overwhelming for many small-to-medium (SME) businesses because it conjures up images of days or weeks spent away from the day-to-day running of the business, massive folders of information and a big bill to work with outsourced consultants. It doesn’t have to be this […]

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What compliance do I need for my business?

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Asking what compliance you need to be aware of for your business is a little bit like asking how long a piece of string can be. The answer will differ, sometimes substantially, between businesses. Being aware that there are elements of compliance for your business is the first step! From […]

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BusinessBasics once again recognised for their excellence

The annual Hunter Business Awards recognised excellence across a number of a categories and the BusinessBasics team are thrilled to once again be named finalists. For the third year in a row, BusinessBasics is a finalist in the Excellence in Small Business and Customer Service categories. In addition, BusinessBasics Executive […]

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Taking time out for business strategy and planning

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As a business owner or manager the day-to-day operation of your business is vital for success. BUT just as vital is business strategy and planning, the problem is it get pushed to the side time after time as operations take priority or people believe it is too expensive. The effect […]

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Are you aware of the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 changes?

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Last year was a big year for businesses who are certified, as ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) released updates for both ISO9001 Quality Management standard and ISO14001 Environmental Management. Both releases have some significant changes – for the better – however it does mean that organisations that currently have […]

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101 workshops – Risk Management and Technology

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The unique, simple approach of BusinessBasics Australia to business management has helped many organisations around Australia, ranging from very small businesses to large corporations. As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver information to industries of all sizes, primarily in regional areas, we are pleased to announce two new 101 Workshops. […]

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Optimising technology for organisational safety management

Although technology provides amazing efficiencies for organisations, it is only effective if businesses know how and where to implement it, and can be counter-productive in many circumstances if not implemented correctly. We recently worked with a well-known civil contractor renowned for its effective, innovative, safe and reliable approach to earthmoving, […]

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BusinessBasics are driven to raise funds and awareness for Variety

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  The BusinessBasics team is not always just focused on business – sometimes they shift their attention to charity. This weekend marks the start of the annual Variety NSW Bash, raising money for Variety, the Children’s Charity. The Variety NSW Bash is a week-long adventure with mates, colleagues and family, […]

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New appointment strengthens training delivery for BusinessBasics

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As BusinessBasics continues to expand their service offering, Nicki Carroll has been appointed as a Management Systems Consultant with an additional role to cultivate their training programs. Managing Director, Adam McDean, said that Nicki has been tasked with increasing the number of training programs provided, as well as developing further […]

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ISO to release health and safety standard ISO 45001

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  This year the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will be releasing a standard for workplace health and safety – ISO 45001. It will be inspired by OHSAS 18001 and will set the requirements for occupational health and safety management systems. The aim of ISO 45001 is to provide a […]

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Make workplace compliance and audit work for you, not against you!

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The words compliance and audit can produce a shiver down the spine of many a manager, but these two words should actually be embraced. Compliance is the framework to ensure your organisation meets any legal requirements, as well as industry or certification requirements. Audits are a helpful tool to let […]

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BusinessBasics Australia Expands in Health and Social Services

BusinessBasics has recently extended its presence in the health and social services sectors with contracts awarded by a number of new and existing clients. Rehab Management (Aust) has engaged BusinessBasics to provide ongoing management of their quality management systems. Rehab Management is a National Accredited Workplace Rehabilitation Provider specialising in […]

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Top 5 reasons to outsource your HR

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It’s no secret that small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) face an ongoing challenge to balance the range of skills and experience they need, whilst managing their budget for salaries and a FTE headcount. Effective Human Resources (HR) is such a vital role within any business but can often be overlooked by SMEs, […]

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