September Newsletter

Newsletter for the Cleaning and Restoration Industry

Risk Assessment Course Coming Soon

Risk Assessment Course

Work­place Health and Safe­ty (WH&S) refers to the leg­is­la­tion, poli­cies, pro­ce­dures, and activ­i­ties that aim to pro­tect the health, safe­ty, and wel­fare of all peo­ple at the work­place. 

This leg­is­la­tion requires that an organ­i­sa­tion should have doc­u­ment­ed pro­ce­dures man­ag­ing Work­place Health and Safe­ty risks. This includes iden­ti­fy­ing haz­ards, assess­ing risks, and con­trol­ling risks. All employ­ees will need to be trained appro­pri­ate­ly. 

Our Risk Assess­ment Course gives stu­dents an in depth under­stand­ing on:

  • Haz­ard Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion
  • Risk Assess­ment
  • Con­trol Mea­sures
  • And More!

Only $99! Pre-Order your Risk Assess­ment course today!

Podcast Series: Professional Carpet Cleaners and Restorers Podcast

Professional Carpet Cleaning and Restorers Podcast

The  Pro­fes­sion­al Car­pet Clean­ers and Restor­ers Pod­cast (PCCRP) is new in the indus­try dis­cussing infor­ma­tive infor­ma­tion with­out offer­ing advice  that could be con­strued to be mis­lead­ing, dis­cour­ag­ing, mali­cious, and out­side our pro­fes­sion­al knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence.

Trau­ma Clean­ing, Bio­haz­ard Clean­ing, Unat­tend­ed Deaths, Sharps, Squalor, and Hoard Clean-ups, have you heard of these ser­vices?

Josh Mars­den runs the most Net­worked and Trained group of spe­cial­ty clean­ers in Aus­tralia. Josh start­ed by acci­dent approx. 15 years ago as a clean­ing busi­ness own­er and soon was asked to clean a “Gross Filth” prop­er­ty. With no knowl­edge at the time and with a basic under­stand­ing of chem­i­cals and ozone, Josh accept­ed the job, and the rest is his­to­ry. With exten­sive research and tri­al and error, Josh now can explain in detail the inner work­ings of this fas­ci­nat­ing indus­try.

We catch up with Josh this week and lis­ten to some of the sto­ries and see what makes a “Foren­sic Clean­er”.

Our Co-Host this week is Josh Mars­den of Aus­tralian Foren­sic Clean­ing & Meth Lab Clean­ers Aus­tralia.
P: 1300 Bio Haz (1300 246 429)

WARNING: This sub­ject mat­ter may not be for every­one. 18+ is rec­om­mend­ed with some coarse lan­guage and graph­ic details.

#Trau­maCleanup #CrimeSceneCleanup #Bio­haz­ard­Clean­ing #hoard­ing­cleanup #PCCRP #CARSI


Lat­est Pod­cast is avail­able now with a new one released every 2nd Fri­day.

Next Pod­cast avail­able Fri­day 24th of Sep­tem­ber @ 5 pm AEST


This month’s articles

Health and Safety Training

Risk Man­age­ment is one of the most impor­tant aspects with­in an organ­i­sa­tion. It is a LEGAL oblig­a­tion under the Work­place Health and Safe­ty Act that all staff are trained to man­age WHS risks. 

Haz­ard Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol is the fun­da­men­tal com­po­nent behind risk man­age­ment. Pri­or to this occur­ring, the haz­ards must be iden­ti­fied and fol­lowed by eval­u­at­ing the asso­ci­at­ed risks. 

Hazard Training

Haz­ards are present in all work­places and can lead to injuries and ill­ness. The sever­i­ty of these ill­ness­es and injuries can vary. These haz­ards can lead to lost pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, increased costs, along with suf­fer­ing for employ­ees. 

Haz­ards need to be iden­ti­fied and assessed for the asso­ci­at­ed risks. A risk matrix is often used to deter­mine if the cho­sen con­trol mea­sures are appro­pri­ate. The like­li­hood and con­se­quences will need to be deter­mined. 

Risk Assessment Course

CAR­SI’s Risk Assess­ment Course aims to improve the par­tic­i­pan­t’s aware­ness and knowl­edge on man­ag­ing risks. The objec­tives of this course are to:

  • Increase aware­ness of the need to iden­ti­fy haz­ards
  • Improve the abil­i­ty to iden­ti­fy haz­ards with­in the work­place
  • Increase under­stand­ing of how to eval­u­ate haz­ards and the asso­ci­at­ed risks
  • Increase the under­stand­ing of the hier­ar­chy of con­trols
  • And more.

CARSI aims to increase recog­ni­tion and val­ue for your exper­tise. We believe in chal­leng­ing the clean­ing and restora­tion indus­try by pro­vid­ing resources and infor­ma­tion in a flex­i­ble envi­ron­ment. 

Our CEO, Phill McGurk, is Aus­trali­a’s only Cer­ti­fied Foren­sic Oper­a­tor (CFO) and Cer­ti­fied Bio-Foren­sic Restora­tion Spe­cial­ist (CBFRS). Our team have over 50 years expe­ri­ence with­in the clean­ing and restora­tion indus­try. They have under­tak­en a vari­ety of cours­es and train­ing pro­grams to expand their knowl­edge and be able to share it on. We have a pas­sion for learn­ing and growth.

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Phillip McGurk

Phillip McGurk

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