Managing the safety risks in your workplace keeps people safe, at work, productive and generating business. 

Find out whether your workplace is compliant by using SafeWork NSW Compliance at a Glance checklist:

SafeWork Serious about safe business - compliance checklist

If you know you have issues or the checklist is worrying with a lot of ticks in the red and orange areas then IOH is on hand to help.


"Watershed Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre engaged IOH in 2013 to provide staff training in Manual Handling, as well as provide expert consultancy in upgrading our Work Health Safety documentation and systems, to ensure all Watershed’s sites were up to date with the current legislation and to assist us in operating at a high ‘best practice’ level in our sector. We have been very happy with the service provided by IOH and its associated expert consultant. The job done in upgrading our WHS systems has been extremely thorough. Our IOH consultant has taken the time to really understand our sector and operations and has been excellent in communicating to us exactly how WHS legislation and guidelines apply in our specific circumstances. Our new and updated documentation was drafted for us, a complete new system was developed and all our sites were inspected and advice on identified WHS issues was provided. We consider IOH to be our expert WHS providers and will continue to call upon their expertise.." Will Temple – CEO Watershed.

IOH has been assisting companies for many years and has expertise in the following areas:

Workplace Safety Assessments

1-2 hour on-site assessments undertaken by qualified WHS Auditors completing a walk-through and a very thorough checklist to highlight key safety concerns. Great when placing your employees at host sites, etc.

WHS Management System Audits

Carried out by RABQSA qualified and experienced WHS Auditors utilising AS4801 and WHSMS and Auditing Guidelines 5th Edition

Manual Handling Risk Assessments

Undertaken by experienced workplace physiotherapists and occupational therapists, looking at the hazardous manual tasks carried out by workers at your workplace

Ergonomic Assessments

An ergonomic risk assessment aims to assess, identify and eliminate hazards and risks associated with the ergonomics of an individual’s workstation. Incorrect posture or manual handling can lead to injury. Read more on ergonomic assessments.

Occupational Hygienist Assessments

  • Asbestos testing
  • Noise testing and mapping (Our medical department also conducts audiometric testing)
  • Vibration monitoring
  • Vapour testing
  • Dust testing
  • Mould testing 

Bullying and Harassment

IOH has expertise in strategies to prevent and respond to bullying and harassment. Our team includes workplace psychologists, employment law and HR specialists. We can assist you with your policies, procedures and processes. Call us to complete the bullying risk indicator assessment and PCBU bullying checklist. Other services include independent psychological assessments and ongoing psychological treatment, counselling, EAP, mediation and training.

We also offer RTW assessments and case management which helps in identifying and resolving barriers, negotiating with parties, interpreting medical information and establishing safe
and durable RTW.

Suitable Duties Registers

Suitable Duties Registers are an important resource for assisting you to negotiate return to work capacity for your injured workers with their nominated treating doctors. It identifies all the duties available in your workplace and the functional capacity required to carry out these duties.  

WHS Management Systems Development/Review and Update

  • WHS policies and procedures
  • SWMS
  • Training Matrices
  • Registers for Hazardous Substances, Plant & Equipment, PPE
  • Site Safety Management Plans

Recent example: IOH partnered with W Dental to develop the relevant WHS documentation required for W Dental to ensure their business had a legislatively compliant WHS management system (WHSMS) suitable for the dental laboratory.

Workplace Risk Assessments

There are many risks in a workplace. IOH can provide Risk Assessments that help identify and manage these risks, to ensure you meet your Work, Health and Safety obligations. Read more on Risk Assessments.

For more information on any of the above, please contact IOH