Frequently Asked Questions part two

This is a continuation of a series of blog posts aims to address some of the commonly asked questions around Safetyminder. If you want more clarity in regards to any of the questions and answers here, or if there is a question in that you have we’d be happy to help so feel free to contact us

We already have an existing system for managing for Health and Safety. Can the data be transferred across?

Whether it is another software or a hardcopy based system, as long as what you have in place is in electronic format or can be electronically copied, it is very easy to upload existing documents or to copy and paste across the information that you already have onto Safetyminder.

What equipment do I need to start using Safetyminder?

As long as you have a computer, tablet or mobile phone and an internet connection you can start using our program. As the Safetyminder Health and Safety software is stored and maintained on our servers, there is nothing else you need to worry about.

Do I need someone to come out and install Safetyminder for us? 

We believe that our application is very easy to get started with, and we expect customers to be able to do the majority of the set-up work themselves by following our simple instructions. That said, we realise many customers prefer to have assistance with this process to ensure the set-up is done correctly and quickly, we offer this service at a set fee.


Frequently Asked Questions part one

This series of blog posts aims to address some of the commonly asked questions around Safetyminder. If you want more clarity in regards to any of the questions and answers here, or if there is a question in that you have we'd be happy to help so feel free to contact us

Do I have to sign a long-term contract or something similar with Safetyminder?

No, there is no required long term contract with us. We are very confident in the product and service provided will meet and exceed your expectations.

Do I need to pay an upfront fee or deposit to get started with Safetyminder?

Yes, you will be required to payment for the Deployment & Training charges in advance when we initially implement and setup Safetyminder for your business.

How will I be charged for Safetyminder?

As our client, you will be charged monthly in advance based on the number of "Users" you have on Safetyminder. Customers can pay yearly upfront or monthly. Monthly payments must go for a minimum of 12 months and are by direct debit.


Guide to Workplace Safety Signs

Workplace Safety Signs

Learn the safety signs you need to meet WHS requirements and keep people safe in your workplace.

 

Australian safety signs have been categorised into 6 main types in order to apply a consistent design across similar functions. By understanding the types of signs and their purpose, you can determine what you need in your workplace and where to display them.

 

1. Prohibition Signs – CAN’T DO

When you need to tell people that they can’t do something, you’ll need a Prohibition Sign – you know, the one with the universally recognisable red circle with a diagonal line through it. Keep people from entering private property with a NO ENTRY sign or signal that people aren’t allowed to smoke in an area with a NO SMOKING sign.

 

2. Mandatory Signs – MUST DO

A Mandatory Sign is a must when you have an instruction that has to be followed. You’ll recognise these by a white symbol or pictogram within a blue circle on a white background. If your workplace requires protective clothing or equipment, for instance, you’ll have seen signs like: Foot Protection Must Be Worn In This Area or Hearing and Eye Protection Must Be Worn In This Area. You can also have just a word message with no image for Mandatory Signs, with the words in black on a white rectangular background.

3. Danger Signs – KILL YOU

If you need to warn people about potentially life-threatening hazards or hazardous conditions, you need to use a Danger Sign. The familiar red oval inside a black rectangle with the word DANGER in bold, capital letters, alerts people to the threat. Common Danger Signs include HIGH VOLTAGE and DO NOT ENTER.

 

4. Warning Signs – HURT YOU

When the hazard or hazardous conditions aren’t life-threatening, a Warning Sign lets you know you could still get hurt. These are easy to identify with their yellow background and black triangle around the hazard symbol. SLIPPERY WHEN WET is a commonly recognisable Warning Sign.

5. Emergency Information Signs – SAFETY FIRST

If something does go wrong, Emergency Information Signs help people to find the location of, or directions to, your emergency related facilities, like emergency exits, first aid or safety equipment. The green background with white writing and symbols is instantly identifiable for safety, with common signs like, FIRST AID KIT, or EMERGENCY PHONE.

 

6. Fire Signs – FIRE EQUIP

The bright red of Fire Signs makes them easy to spot around fire alarms and fire-fighting equipment. All text and imagery is white and stands out against the red background. Fire Signs are available to indicate the location of all your fire equipment, like fire extinguishers, fire blankets, fire hoses, and more.