Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods – Simplifying the situation

Sorting out Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods management with one of Australia’s largest Rail Operators

The Challenge

One of Australia’s largest Rail Operator needed assistance in understanding the cause of recurring unsatisfactory results ensuing from their hazardous chemical and dangerous goods assurance activities.

The Solution

GCG developed a tailored project method and set to work to understand the situation.

Phase one of the project involved reviewing all relevant legislation, codes, and standards to determine what legitimately applied to their operation. It was found that over a period of years, additional requirements had been added to the management system which potentially did not apply to the operation.

Once we found what legitimately applied to the organisation, phase two kicked off, commencing a gap analysis of the requirements against the work as it truly occurs on site. We conducted this work through applying a consultative process around the nature and scope of work performed by the business. This was done using a mixture of methods; the most successful being facilitated workshops with workers. Learning about the work as it was truly done and the interface with hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods allowed us to take stock of the situation.

With this knowledge, we assisted the Rail Operator to streamline their workplace health and safety management system, and reduce the assurance burden that had been detrimental to their WHS statistical accuracy, as well as their time as safety professionals.

Evaluating the Storage of Hazardous Chemicals in Australia

One of Australia’s primary health and safety Regulators were required to conduct a detailed review of the current guidance material available relating to the storage of hazardous chemicals. The goal was to determine if the current guidelines were adequate and practical to support the Australian Industry.

Dual Focus – The Health Risk Assessment and Task Analysis Project

One of our long term clients in the aerospace industry recently implemented a new and improved health program. As the company has over one-thousand employees, the scale and complexity of the program is considerable and requires careful planning and foresight.

Insurance and Building Remediation

Working with insurance and building companies involved in damaged structure claims can add complexity to an already challenging environment. Following a natural disaster in a remote location we are engaged to undertake assessment of a facility to determine the level of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) contamination and the subsequent level of risk.

Asbestos Containing Materials in Fires

An Australian Defence Force department building is extensively damaged in a fire requiring urgent remediation. We are contacted by the ADF and asked to promptly respond to the their needs, and to complete an asbestos survey and assessment report outlining the key remediation risks.

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