Occupational Health and Safety
The Service Station Association’s Occupational Health and Safety
services are designed to provide a comprehensive solution focused on
measurable objectives. Our approach is to empower your company to manage
its own health, safety and risk management strategies on an ongoing
basis. In this way, the benefits are delivered directly to where they
count most – your bottom line.
The MTA has access to a team of highly qualified experts to work with
your company to identify any deficiencies and, with the required
combination of advice, consulting, expertise and training, can help you
to implement cost-efficient and effective OHS and risk management
The MTA team will work with you to develop a strategic occupational
health and safety plan customised to your company’s needs. In
establishing your goals and objectives, the planning process involves
analysis of current legislation, the review of current workplace
practice and systems, policies and procedures, assessment of the skills
and resources available, along with the needs and expectations of all
Safety Management Systems
Once a comprehensive strategic plan has been formalised, OH&S
specialists will help to implement a solution that meets your company’s
specific requirements. For businesses of every size, strategic plans can
be integrated into any business system.
Safety Inspections & Audits
A visual site inspection or a comprehensive audit of the workplace,
systems and practices provides a practical benchmark against current
industry practices and legal requirements. MTA experts will identify any
deficiencies that may need to be addressed and make recommendations to
ensure practical and legal compliance.
Specific safety inspections are also available in the areas of:
- Hazardous substances
- Manual handling
- Workplace lighting
Prompt and Reliable Telephone Advice
Members can call for fast and accurate information, interpretation or
advice on all issues of OH&S as well as other valuable advice.
Advice on the legislation can help reduce the complexities of running a
business. Access to the Advice Line is inclusive in the membership
package and is available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. on 02
Additionally, members can also access continually updated information on
topical issues of OH&S through the MTA NSW website and/or by
subscribing to ERIS (Employee Relations Information System).
Policy and Procedures
Drawing on our extensive experience, the SSA can provide assistance in
drafting policies and procedures and preparing OH&S manuals and
contractor safety management plans. This service may also include
integration of OH&S procedures, competencies and accountabilities
into other business procedures.
Accident and Incident Investigation
The MTA can assist you in identifying why accidents have occurred and
how to instigate investigations to minimise the potential for these
accidents or incidents to reoccur. One of the key elements in workplace
safety is the identification and investigation of hazardous practices.
Your attention to these issues is an important element in the overall
control of what occurs in the working environment.
Rehabilitation and Workers Compensation
Expert advice in these areas can help minimise cost and reduce exposure
to liability. In claims cases, the MTA can help you manage the processes
from the time of the injury right through to the closing of the case
including notification, claims management and representation in claims
review meetings. The provision of qualified and expert assistance can
potentially reduce the cost of your Workers Compensation premium by a
Defence of WorkCover Prosecutions
Industrial legal specialists can provide defence services for service
station operators being prosecuted by WorkCover, particularly after a
company has had a major accident. The MTA is able to assist with an
independent investigation to put you in a stronger position to defend
charges which may be brought by WorkCover.