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As a worker you have an obligation to take reasonable care of yourself and to ensure your actions do not put others at risk of a health and safety injury.

The risks you may face include the physical risks presented by the way you work, the environment you work in, the equipment or tools you use as well as risks to your mental health.

Virtual Office can help you to identify hazards and risks associated with the work you do so you can take positive action to keep yourself and others safe at work.

Potential Harm
Musculoskeletal disorder
Body stressing

Top risks:

  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • mental stress
  • illness and disease
  • slips trips and falls

What can I do? (for myself )

  • Take steps to ensure you understand how to use the furniture, equipment or tools you are provided with to do the job.
    • Workers come in all shapes and sizes however furniture is designed to fit 80% of the workforce. Chances are something about your work station won’t quite fit you and which may put you at risk of an injury.
  • Take reasonable care for you own health and safety.
  • Speak up. Report hazards, incidents and unsafe behaviours.
  • Don’t take shortcuts.
  • Don’t accept an unsafe situation as normal.

What can I do? (for my team)

  • Take reasonable care to ensure that your behaviour or actions do not adversely affect the health and safety of others.

What can my employer do?

  • Have systems, policies and procedures in place to manage work health and safety.
  • Provide training.
  • Model expected behaviours.
  • Promptly act on issues raised