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WHS Services

Work Health & Safety Services

The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) provides member services relating to work health and safety relevant to their business.  This includes regular updates about WHS legislative change relevant to the wine industry as and when they happen.

Advisory services

Members can seek our assistance and advice about WHS issues arising out of the relationship with your employees by telephone, writing, faxing or emailing, or by making an appointment to see us at our office or arranging for us to visit you at your site or business premises. In the majority of cases our advisory services are provided at no additional cost to members. 

Some examples of our advisory services are:

  • Interpretation and application of WHS legislation (South Australia)
  • Interpretation of codes of practice
  • Policy issues and industry practice
  • Solutions to common industry issues
  • Duties of the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), officers, managers, supervisors, workers and contractors.
  • Confirmation that your response to OHSW issues is on the right track

The PCBU, officers, managers, supervisors, workers and contractors all have specific duties under the Work Health Safety Act 2012(SA).

Consultancy services

SAWIA also provides members with consultancy services for work performed specifically for your business at member preferred rates. Consultancy services include work undertaken specifically for your company, such as:

  • Health and safety audit
  • Hazard inspection
  • Develop procedures
  • Hazardous manual tasks risk assessment
  • Hands on assistance for implementation of programmes
  • Corrective action plans
  • Provide practical guidance to meet compliance standards

Consultancy services also include representation of member interests arising out of a claim such as:

  • Bullying
  • Dealing with Inspectors

SAWIA can also assist with your onsite training needs by tailoring and delivering training on:

  • Safety induction for vintage
  • Safety awareness for frontline supervisors and managers
  • Hazardous manual tasks
  • Incident investigations
  • Health and safety committee member training
  • Change management and health and safety 
  • Risk management and developing safe operating procedures
  • Safety contractor management
  • Traffic management
  • Onsite chemical management (not linked to Chemical Users Certificate)
  • Chain of responsibility

Please ask if you have a particular need that is not listed here as the association will be able to assist you. Where SAWIA cannot assist you we will refer you to an alternative service provider.

In addition, members can request consultancy services be undertaken for specific project work, audits and company specific training or seminars.

Consultancy Services Rates

Specific work undertaken on behalf of a member is charged as an hourly rate, a daily rate or a fixed rate for the job.  The consultant concerned and the member can discuss and agree on the method to be used. Member hourly rates take into account the membership fee paid.

More information and assistance?

SAWIA can provide you with specific advice and assistance about these matters – Contact us