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Cathal Uniacke

Principal OHS Consultant at

Member Since August 2014

Melbourne, VIC, 3000

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I graduated with an Honours B.Sc in Health and Safety Systems from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2007. I have been employed as an Occupational Health and Safety Manager in the civil engineering and commercial construction sectors on a wide range of projects for both government and private bodies. In my career to date I have worked in Ireland, USA, UK and Australia. I am a chartered professional member of the Safety Institute of Australia and a Registered Safety Professional.

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Cathal Uniacke, Principal OHS Consultant at

Insurance

Which is Australia's riskiest industry according to major insurers?

The answer to this question based on the WorkCover claims statistics across all industries as per a number of Victoria's largest Insurers is  - the Aged Care Industry.

Does this come as a surprise?

Regulatory and Compliance

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System

What is an OHS management system and what should it include? An OHS management system is a combination of commitments from company management in the form of policies, organisation arrangement, assigning of responsibilities to internal company management and specific details and methods in the form of procedures and administrative documentation on how these commitments will be realised. A typical...

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Nadine Saadi
Nadine Saadi, Co-founder at Smeosh

Regulatory and Compliance

Do you know where your business stands with the new laws?

Hi Guys,

Just to play the role of the devils advocate here. I'm all for the development and prosperity of small business as know it's the heartbeat of the Australian economy and as as a small business owner myself based in Victoria know how valuable piece of mind is but how ethical do you think Statutory Liability cover is? Is the fact that businesses can now insure themselves against the risk of being fined for breeches in the WHS Acts going to mean they will be less likely to invest in a safer workplace and more likely to take risks with regards to OHS knowing the penalties for breaking the law (possibly resulting in serious worker injury) can be insured?

Your thoughts?

Regulatory and Compliance

Why Your Business Should Invest in OHS

Ethics It may come as warm and welcome information that in the current Australian business world of high insurance premiums, active and aggressive workplace safety watchdogs and militant, and uncompromising worker unions are the number one reason OHS policies and procedures are utilised by businesses. It is the business owners and managers desire to keep their employees and persons under their co...

Regulatory and Compliance

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System

What is an OHS management system and what should it include? An OHS management system is a combination of commitments from company management in the form of policies, organisation arrangement, assigning of responsibilities to internal company management and specific details and methods in the form of procedures and administrative documentation on how these commitments will be realised. A typical...

Regulatory and Compliance

Why Your Business Should Invest in OHS

Ethics It may come as warm and welcome information that in the current Australian business world of high insurance premiums, active and aggressive workplace safety watchdogs and militant, and uncompromising worker unions are the number one reason OHS policies and procedures are utilised by businesses. It is the business owners and managers desire to keep their employees and persons under their co...

Cathal Uniacke answered this question

Cathal Uniacke
Cathal Uniacke, Principal OHS Consultant at

Insurance

Which is Australia's riskiest industry according to major insurers?

The answer to this question based on the WorkCover claims statistics across all industries as per a number of Victoria's largest Insurers is  - the Aged Care Industry.

Does this come as a surprise?

Cathal Uniacke answered this question

Nadine Saadi
Nadine Saadi, Co-founder at Smeosh

Regulatory and Compliance

Do you know where your business stands with the new laws?

Hi Guys,

Just to play the role of the devils advocate here. I'm all for the development and prosperity of small business as know it's the heartbeat of the Australian economy and as as a small business owner myself based in Victoria know how valuable piece of mind is but how ethical do you think Statutory Liability cover is? Is the fact that businesses can now insure themselves against the risk of being fined for breeches in the WHS Acts going to mean they will be less likely to invest in a safer workplace and more likely to take risks with regards to OHS knowing the penalties for breaking the law (possibly resulting in serious worker injury) can be insured?

Your thoughts?

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