Post-employment verification and training - can we do it better to help save lives?

George Cheney died at work when he was electrocuted. A month before the incident, Mr Cheney had been promoted and moved to a new project. While a number of factors likely contributed to his death, the coroner ruled mistakes made by Mr Cheney were caused by a lack of adequate training relating to his new position.

February 21, 2018
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Editorial
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Written by
www.news.com.au
Kevin Baum
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Published by
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Post-employment verification and training - can we do it better to help save lives?

It's a shame it takes so long to have these sorts of issues concluded. And it is easy to say how much we have changed since the incident. Yet, the items that were listed as changes by the employer don't seem very comprehensive or reliable.

Job positions need to be aligned with risks, skills, and qualifications in order to deliver safe worker outcomes.

This tragic event highlights a major issue with post-employment verification and training, something that gets even more complex with subcontractors and complex worker utilisation.

There are low-cost effective ways to make work safer - TikFore is simply one but we all need to do better particularly with risky work.

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