Despite increasing pressures to achieve more with less in the Energy and Resources sector, the safety of workers must stay at the forefront of priorities.
Fostering a culture of safety protects the physical wellbeing and morale of employees, grows stakeholder trust, and fuels sustainable growth.
Compliance management is a critical element of keeping workers safe in high-stakes operations. Compliance with safety regulations isn't optional; it's a legal requirement. Non-compliance can attract hefty fines, legal consequences, and reputational damage. A key indicator of this is the increasingly stringent nature of safety audits, emphasising the need for a robust compliance management system.
The heart of any organisation lies in its workforce. Workplace accidents can lead to devastating consequences for both the individual and the company. Effective compliance management ensures that workers adhere to safety regulations, guidelines, and best practices. By creating a culture that takes compliance seriously, organisations create safer and healthier workplaces.
Legislative risk of compliance gaps
In recent years we have seen a rise in industrial manslaughter legislation, including the WHS Act 2020 on our doorstep in Western Australia, and similar in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT.
Such laws assess whether PCBUs (Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking) made business decisions that knowingly compromised the safety of workers. PCBUs are entrusted with the primary duty of care for worker safety, and penalties under this new legislation hold them personally responsible for worker injuries and fatalities.
As individuals and organisations can be held criminally liable for negligence or breaches of safety protocols, it necessitates a proactive approach to identifying, assessing, and mitigating potential risks. Compliance management supports PCBUs to meet legal obligations with diligence and ease.
MyPass and its innovative compliance management solution
MyPass is leading the way in compliance management, providing a comprehensive solution that covers each aspect of safety and regulatory adherence. Our digital Skills Passports empower workers to take control of their competency information including qualifications, certifications and training records
This data is verified by MyPass to ensure it’s accurate and up-to-date, guaranteeing that organisations have reliable information about their employees' competencies and certifications.
The MyPass interface provides real-time data via an intelligent reporting system, allowing organisations to make informed, data-driven decisions. With timely information, organisations can:
- Take swift and proactive measures
- Address compliance gaps
- Mitigate potential risks before they escalate
MyPass’ system provides a single source of truth for compliance information. This streamlines processes enhances eligibility and boosts overall efficiency.
Safety is not the sole responsibility of a single department but a shared obligation across industry.
By connecting all stakeholders, MyPass fosters collaboration and communication, encouraging everyone to play their role in creating safer workplaces.
MyPass allows you to champion worker safety as a top priority, protect your most valuable asset: your workforce, and position your organisation as responsible leaders in today’s workforce.