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1 in 3 Australian workplaces prone to bullying and harassment – with peers among...

A new survey by a workplace safety auditing and training organisation has revealed that bullying and harassment is occurring in nearly 1 in 3 organisations (30 per cent).

Here are the 7 common workplace practices that are risking employee safety

Despite businesses in Australia having a legal requirement to comply with their State’s Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws, more than ...

Steve McLeod, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

When we met Steve McLeod last year, he was steadily ascending the ladder to full-scale market domination with his training company, Fire and Safety Australia. Cut to the present, and he's still pretty much right on track. He's doubled his staff (whom he calls "team members") and annual revenues, now estimated at $2 million. Plus, his organisation has a full-time presence in every mainland state.

Steve McLeod, 2010 Anthill 30under30 Winner

In 2007, at age 23, Steve McLeod parlayed a background in emergency response into a company that became Fire and Safety Australia, which offers workplace training in every state and territory on the continent. Today, Fire and Safety Australia has 11 full-time employees and six casual staff, and McLeod serves as managing director. He also has 16 co-providers who run safety-training business as licensees of his company.

Are you personally liable for workers’ safety?

Navigating the complex and highly regulated maze of state-run occupational health and safety jurisdictions in Australia can be onerous. However, if you decide it’s all too hard, you could find yourself personally liable in the event of a workplace accident.

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