2012 – A year of change!

Following changes to the law every business in NSW has had to learn and understand new Workplace Health & Safety legislation.

Now, almost 12 months later there is still a sense of misunderstanding about the various definitions and responsibilities. It will be interesting to hear about the first prosecution from WorkCover to see how this plays out and the impact it has on the Officer who still doesn’t think it relates to them!

We also had changes to the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme which has impacted on so many people and organisations. These changes have certainly kept us busy.

Safety Services Australia recruitment arm has placed a number of great candidates in new positions during 2012. At the same time we have listened to many candidates tell us about their retrenchments. There has definitely been a lot of “restructuring” and “downsizing” within many industries.

We have a new recruitment consultant working with us. Peter Conlon assists with placement of HSEQ roles, but his
speciality is technical engineering roles and high level security. Great to have you on board Peter!

While Safety Services Australia has been a member owner of NPA – The Worldwide Recruiting Network, we have extended our contacts and work opportunities to Asia, Canada and the UK. What this means is that we assist in filling all roles now across many sectors e.g. marketing, teachers, nurses, IT, etc……..so please spread the word.

On a personal level I’ve visited my new grandson in Zurich and travelled to Beijing on business, where I took time to walk on the Great Wall as you will see in my photo.

Our offices will close on Monday 24th December and re-open on 3rd January 2013.

I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and lots of love, laughter, good health and happiness in 2013.

For any information about our recruitment or workplace health and safety expertise please contact us on 02 9836 3100

Roxayne West
Managing Director