WHS Addict: 10 signs you are one.
Rose Training talks being proud of your WHS addict status.
There’s nothing we love more at Rose HQ than good ol’ WHS chatter. Angles, shapes, lengths, hazards, signs, parts, divisions, sections, regulations…whenever we hear those words our ears prick up and are soothed by the dulcet tones of a workplace that is invested in the safety and health of its employees. Ahhh, bliss. But how do you know if you are a WHS addict? Well, is there such a thing in the first place? Read on, and see if you answer yes to some, most, or all of the following.
WHS addict symptom # 1: You keep a measuring tape with you at all times in order to ensure optimal safety of cupboards, ladders, and other objects on or leaning against walls.
WHS addict symptom # 2: Your co-worker’s joke that you’ve already decided that ‘better safe than sorry’ will be your epitaph.
WHS addict symptom # 3: A loose cable isn’t just a loose cable. It’s referred to as a trip hazard, and must be cornered off until steps are taken to control and resolve it.
WHS addict symptom # 4: You have a copy of the Work Health and Safety Act (2011) open on your desktop at all times. Oh, and you’ve memorised the topic headings of Parts 2-14.
WHS addict symptom # 5: Fridge clean outs occur bi-monthly. If the ‘best before’ date has passed, it’s going to be binned.
WHS addict symptom # 6: You have bought your colleagues an ergonomics poster on more than one occasion.
WHS addict symptom # 7: You polish your hard hat after every office fire drill.
WHS addict symptom # 8: Your favourite colour is orange. Fluoro orange. Flouro safety vest orange.
WHS addict symptom # 9: Whenever you hear someone say ‘occupational health and safety’ you have to restrain yourself from yelling at them.
WHS addict symptom # 10: You have a framed photo of Herbert William Heinrich on your desk.
If you answered yes to at least some of the above, whooh-hoo! You are on your way to being a fully fledged WHS geek! Kudos to you! If you’ve done so but haven’t done a WHS Cert IV, put down your measuring tape and call us on 3038 3048 so we can discuss with you the wonderful world of work health and safety, and what our Cert IV and Diploma programs entail! Or alternatively, talk to Jessica Rose, fellow WHS addict, on LiveChat! While you are it, like us on Facebook too!