Safety

The future of safety and business management for electrical contractors is here!

Master Electricians Safety takes workplace safety and business management to the next level. You have access to functionality never before seen in one single, holistic package. It makes full use of cloud technology and is available on a number of platforms including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. If you want to manage and improve workplace safety, ME Safety is the solution you’ve been looking for.

 

ME Safety Express

 

TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU RUN YOUR BUSINESS

Manage your health and safety in one place—anytime, anywhere, any device. Designed with the smaller contractor in mind, get all the functionality and flexibility you need to run a professional, efficient, and safe business without the hefty price tag.

OVERVIEW

Complimentary to all ME Members
Restricted Manager License only


DOCUMENTS

Selection of Core Safety Policies
Field Manual
Safe Work Method Statements
14 Core Electricial Standards
Safety Data Sheets


PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Limited toolbox video tutorials
MEA delivered fee-for-service safety meetings and safety audits available
Mobile field app; incident reporting*
Mobile field app; risk assessment*


* Does not itself constitute a full MEA safety system

 


CONTACT US

Find out how you can make safety easier,
call us on 1300 889 198 or email us at
safety@masterelectricians.com.au

Further Information

Contact the Safety Team
P 1300 889 198
Email our team

 

ME Safety Essential

 

TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU RUN YOUR BUSINESS

Manage your health and safety in one place—anytime, anywhere, any device. Designed with the smaller contractor in mind, get all the functionality and flexibility you need to run a professional, efficient, and safe business without the hefty price tag.

Essential documents

Helps meet your obligations under national workplace health and safety legislation.
ME Safety Essential is easily implemented, and flexible enough to fit your business requirements.
Master documents are updated to reflect national legislative requirements including the Business, Policies + Field Manuals, Safe Work Method Statements, and Safety Data Sheets. Also, you can customise, upload and access documents, and staff can access any current document from multiple devices anywhere with an internet connection. Access to 14 core electrical standards.

Management Liability Insurance

Your costs are covered for legal defence and prosecutions under statutory law meaning significant savings for you with one less insurance policy to worry about.
Covers defence cost indemnity, statutory indemnity, and employment practice liability meaning you are protected from fines, penalties, and legal expenses associated with WHS prosecutions and infringements, wrongful actions by employees or the company, and staff grievances.

Toolbox Talks and safety meetings

Easily record, store and retrieve assessment records for compliance outcomes.
Run Toolbox Talks and safety meetings through provided subject matter, content, and guidelines via engaging interactive lessons. All sessions contain assessment so you can be sure your staff understand the subject.

System support and expert advice

Unlimited access to support and advice with no hidden costs for on-going support through dedicated technical, safety, and workplace relations teams.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing that expert advice is only a phone call away to assist you with interpreting Australia Standards, Acts, Legislation, and general ME Safety Essential enquiries on the ME Safety support line, 1300 889 198.

Field risk assessment

Conduct field risk assessments from any mobile device.
Reduce printing costs and administration overheads and improve efficiency with the online field risk assessment.

Further Information

Contact the Safety Team
P 1300 889 198
Email our team

 

ME Safety Pro

 

TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU RUN YOUR BUSINESS

Manage your safety, quality, environment, and business in one place—anytime, anywhere. Designed with the medium-to-large contractor in mind, get all the functionality and flexibility you need to run a professional, efficient, and safe business without the hefty price tag.

Comprehensive documents

ME Safety Pro provides a quick and easy path to triple certification compliance.
Developed for medium-to-large electrical contractors, ME Safety Pro has all you will need for an integrated business management system. Including the Business, Policies, Field, Office and Workshop/Warehouse Manuals, Safe Work Method Statements, and Safety Data Sheets.

Online storage for easy document recovery and peace of mind. Master documents are updated to reflect legislative and regulatory changes. Customise, upload and access your own documents via multiple devices from any location with an internet connection. Access to 14 core electrical standards.

Management Liability Insurance

Your costs are covered for legal defence and prosecutions under statutory law meaning significant savings for you with one less insurance policy to worry about.
Covers defence cost indemnity, statutory indemnity, and employment practice liability meaning you are protected from fines, penalties, and legal expenses associated with WHS prosecutions and infringements, wrongful actions by employees or the company, and staff grievances.

Construction Plan Builder

Your documents are ready for the next construction site in a fraction of the time.
Move from one job to the next with tailored SWMS and site-specific construction plans quickly and easily. Effortlessly link procedures and brand your construction plan with your logo.

Toolbox Talks and Safety Meetings

Easily record, store and retrieve assessment records for compliance outcomes.
Run Toolbox Talks and Safety Meetings through provided subject matter, content, and guidelines via engaging interactive sessions. All sessions contain assessment so you can be sure your staff understand the subject.

Field risk assessment

Conduct field risk assessments from any mobile device.
Reduce printing costs and administration overheads and improve efficiency with the online field risk assessment.

Further Information

Contact the Safety Team
P 1300 889 198
Email our team

 

HSEQ Certification

 

HSEQ Certification Program by Master Electricians Australia

The Master Electricians Australia Health, Safety, Environment/Energy, and Quality (HSEQ) Certification Program is a comprehensive in-house integrated management systems solution for electrical contractors to facilitate third party certification.

This trusted program is consistent with current legislation and Australian and International management systems standards including:

Background

Master Electricians Australia believes every electrical contractor strives for excellence, quality, and integrity in the way they operate and manage their business systems. Master Electricians Australia recognised the need to develop a HSEQ Certification Program.

The integrated HSEQ management system is designed for Master Electricians to implement into their business to obtain certification against the applicable standards through GRS Certification, a JAS-ANZ accredited certifying body.

A major benefit for members in this approach is that the HSEQ system is tailored to the electrical contracting industry and to individual businesses, completely supported by MEA.

The HSEQ Certification Program Team works closely with you to implement the system into your business to ensure it functions as required. The HSEQ Certification Program team centrally manage:

  • Development and issue of all documents
  • Establishing annual goals and objectives
  • Establishing policy statements
  • Records management
  • Internal audits
  • Workplace inspections
  • Legal identification and updates
  • Incident reporting
  • Monitoring corrective and preventive actions
  • Monitoring customer feedback
  • Health surveillance
  • Evaluation of hazard identification process, and
  • Monitoring monthly reports.

MEA will then be audited on these aspects bi-annually, reducing disruption to members and audit durations, and in turn, helping minimize certification costs and interruptions for members.

HSEQ Certification Program provides you with complimentary access to ME Safety Pro, with licences for all required users. Members conduct their own safety and toolbox meetings, with support from MEA who will provide the content as apart of ME Safety Pro. As part of the process, the program will provide up to two-hours’ consultation per month to ensure the system is working effectively within your business.

Third-party certification with GRS Certification

As a leading business assurance organisation, GRS Certification measures conformance against the relevant standards allowing you to demonstrate your commitment to excellence, quality, and integrity in the way you operate and manage your business systems. GRS Certification developed a certification schedule designed to meet the needs of Master Electricians while minimising disruption and inconvenience. Master Electricians will receive their own certificate from GRS Certification.

Master Electricians Australia’s HSEQ Certification Program is unlike any other on the market:

  • Specifically tailored for the electrical industry and managed by a team of industry experts
  • Provides ongoing support
  • Dedicated Technical and Administration Teams working behind the scenes to keep you up-to-date and informed
  • Provides reminders for expiring licenses, competencies, and equipment, and scheduled inspections, audits, evacuations, and meetings
  • Tracks your key obligations
  • Customisable to suit your business: It can be progressively implemented, based upon risk and priorities to your business e.g. safety can be implemented as a stand-alone component, followed by quality and environmental, if required, and
  • Affordable: MEA is a not-for-profit member association, making the fees more affordable for businesses of all sizes.

HSEQ Certification Program

MEA’s HSEQ Certification provides you:

  • Trained and qualified facilitators to implement and run the program as designated
  • Initial administration and training setup
  • A fully facilitated introduction to the HSEQ Certification Program for your nominated management and administrative representative/s, showing how the program works and how to work with the HSEQ Certification Team. The setup meeting, held at your business with yourself and administration team, is to develop a sound commercial understanding of the workings of the HSEQ Certification Program
  • Up to two-hours’ consultation every month
  • Monthly tasks: Centrally managed by HSEQ Certification team
  • Coordination of all activities involved in the program
  • Access to ME Safety Pro including:
    • Business Management Manual: You have access to your own online comprehensive Business Management Manual which encompasses all areas of the business (excluding finance)
    • Material provided for the member to conduct safety and toolbox meetings
  • Annual Surveillance Audit conducted by GRS Certification and re-certification every three years
  • Audit and investigation assistance
  • Continuous improvement of the program to ensure your business adheres to changes and updates required under legislation
  • The Master Electricians Technical Support Team can provide advice on safety and technical issues and assist with interpreting Standards, Acts, and Regulations, and has access to a wide range of relevant literature and information
  • Fee for service is available for additional meetings, consultancy advice and project assistance
  • Management Liability Insurance Cover to protect you against legal costs and court-imposed fines (conditions and excess apply)

Your responsibilities

The following services are your responsibility:

  • Maintaining employee numbers with Master Electricians Australia to ensure GRS Certification audit fees are charged accordingly
  • Commitment to implementing and maintaining the HSEQ Certification Program in your business
  • Holding and recording safety meetings assisted by Master Electricians
  • Holding and recording tool box talks based on HSEQ Certification documentation
  • Recording master details in the HSEQ Certification central database
  • Testing equipment
  • Inducting employees after the initial induction
  • Internal audits
  • Carrying out monthly activities and maintaining their records
  • Developing and aligning the safety, environmental, and quality management plan templates along with the Safe Work Method Statement templates to suit individual construction projects.

Further Information

Contact the Safety Team
P 1300 889 198
Email our team

 

Safety Services

 

Our highly skilled Safety and Technical Advisers STAs) are passionate about making your workplace safer. Additional services are available to your business at $110 hour (inc GST).

Services are available in the following key areas:

  • Safety meetings
  • Toolbox talks
  • AS4801 safety assessments
  • AS/NZS3000:2018 briefings
  • ME Safety implementation assistance
  • Assistance developing SWMS (available to ME Safety Essential/Pro subscribers only)
  • Ongoing ME Safety training (post the first 4 hours of free tuition)
  • On-site external worker audits
  • Assistance preparing construction plans

Further Information

Contact the Safety Team
P 1300 889 198
Email our team

BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG

Tech Support
Gain unlimited access to our renowned national technical hotline for assistance with standards, safety, and compliance. Our helpful team will guide you, allowing you to get on with the job at hand.
Workplace Relations Hotline
We offer expert support from our highly professional Workplace Relations Team to provide you with specific advice on a wide range of business matters.
Member Benefits
Access our wide range of exclusive offers including fleet programs, fuel cards, insurance and health cover, legal assistance, salary packaging and novated leasing, and publications and stationary.

Comparison of ME Safety Packages

ME Safety Essential ME Safety Pro
Cost: $1,008 annually

or $84 monthly

Cost: $2,055 annually

or $171.25 monthly

Overview Overview
Manager and Office Licence included Manager and Office Licence
Maximum of 2 additional licences for Worker or Worker in Charge
Unlimited additional licenses for Worker, Worker in Charge and Apprentice/Labourer available for additional fees
Management Liability Insurance* Management Liability Insurance*
Documents Documents
14 Australian Standards 14 Australian Standards
Full Business Manual Full Business Manual>
Field Manual Field Manual
30 Safe Work Method Statements 30 Safe Work Method Statements
Safety Data Sheets Safety Data Sheets
Construction Plans
Integrated Management System, including environment and quality
Programs and Services Programs and Services
Toolbox video talks Toolbox video talks
Safety Meeting videos Safety Meeting videos
Full mobile app suite Full mobile app suite
ME Safety support line ME Safety support line
Asset register Asset register
Risk Assessment Risk Assessment
Incident Reporting Incident Reporting
Telephone mentoring Telephone mentoring
Construction plan builder
Job management
 SWMS builder
Can lead to triple certification compliance (HSEQ Certification)

*Management Liability Insurance is included for businesses with an annual turnover limit of up to $10 million. Members with an annual turnover greater than $10 million will receive an individual optional quote for Management Liability Insurance.