SAFETY FIRST


We take safety seriously. East Coast Security & Safety was established to provide safe & secure environments for individuals, organisations and communities. All of us at East Coast Security take safety of others very seriously.

Workplace Health & Safety Officers

ECS can provide Workplace Health & Safety Officers (WHSO) to all types of workplaces. The service can be provided on a permanent or casual basis, depending on the organisation’s WHS needs and its situation. With back to base experts at the main office.

Accident / Incident investigation

One of the best ways to avoid further accidents is to understand how an accident occurred and how to avoid that type of accident in the future. The accident investigation is a tool. The goal is not to lay blame. The goal in an accident investigation is to:

• Satisfy legal requirements
• Find out what happened and determine immediate and underlying or root causes
• Rethink the safety hazard
• Introduce ways to prevent a reoccurrence
• Establish training needs

An accident, a near miss and an incident should all be investigated.

• Accident investigations are a tool for uncovering hazards that either were missed earlier or require new controls (policies, procedures or personal protective equipment)
• Near-miss reporting and investigation identify and control safety or health hazards before they cause a more serious incident
• Incident investigations should focus on prevention

Work Health & Safety Management Systems

Make the Major Hazard Risk Exposure on your plants visible and prominent in real time so everyone throughout the organisation can make better operational decisions. Change the dynamic between safety and productivity, where safety is not set against production and risk mitigation becomes an integral part of efficient and effective operations. Deploy a holistic and common means of balancing risk against production at all levels of the operation. Better understand and mange operational risk to improve operational effectiveness and ultimately unlock higher levels of asset productivity.

Work Health & Safety Management plans/polices & procedures

Each Occupational Safety Solutions WHS Management System can be modified to suit your specific business needs and can also be easily restructured to suit the varying needs of your clients. Contact us today if you require a tailored WHS Management System for your business or if we can help with adapting our WHS Management System to suit your needs. OHS or Work Health and Safety (WHS) Management System has been developed to provide business owners with the tools to achieve compliance to AS/NZS 4801:2001, the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011 and revised WHS Regulations 2014.

Audits

We can help you understand where the short falls are in your company in regards to safety management programs.

Emergency Response Planning

The actions taken in the initial minutes of an emergency are critical. A prompt warning to employees to evacuate, shelter or lockdown can save lives. A call for help to public emergency services that provides full and accurate information will help the dispatcher send the right responders and equipment.

An employee trained to administer first aid or perform CPR can save lives.

Action by employees with knowledge of building and process systems can help control a leak and minimize damage to the facility and the environment.


Safety Meeting / Toolbox talks

Toolbox meetings are a way for information to be provided to workers, and for workers to have their say about hazards/controls, incidents/accidents, work processes and company procedures.

The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 places duties on employers to provide their staff with opportunities to participate in safety activities.

Toolbox meetings should be run on a regular basis and run for 10-15 minutes. The frequency of meetings will depend on the size, nature and location of the site. Some hazardous activities could require daily meetings, while often a weekly/fortnightly meeting will suffice.

Safety meetings for workers should be short and to the point.

Drug and alcohol screening

ECS aims to assist and support employers maintain a safe workplace by providing drug screening and alcohol screening in a sensitive and professional manner. Our drug and alcohol screening services cover pre-employment, random or for cause, and extends to instant or laboratory dependent on your requirements. ECS offers the following drug and alcohol screening services tailored to specific requirements:

• Urinary or oral fluid drug screening to Australian Standards AS/NZS 4308:2008
• Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) certified urine and oral fluid collection
• Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GCMS) confirmatory testing by a certified laboratory of non-negative instant results 

For instant drug screening, ECS generally uses a multi drug 6 Panel urine drug testing kit which tests for illicit drugs including:

• Cannabis
• Opiates
• Methamphetamines
• Amphetamines
• Benzodiazepines
• Cocaine