12:05 pm, Monday 2 July, 2012
WorkSafe Victoria’s Safe Towns campaign will target small businesses in Shepparton in August to check on health and safety compliance.
A breakfast briefing will be held on Wednesday, July 11 for businesses to learn more about what health and safety and return to work inspectors will be looking for during the inspection.
The breakfast briefing will be hosted by Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and will be attended by WorkSafe representatives. Discussions will include suggestions on how businesses can make their workplaces safer and how to ensure they are complying with the law. They will also be briefed on what to expect upon receiving a visit from a WorkSafe Return to Work inspector.
WorkSafe Acting Operations General Manager, Jarrod Edwards, said the breakfast briefing will be a good opportunity for businesses to review their situation and make improvements before the visits.
“Don’t wait for us to arrive before changes are made or wait for an incident to happen, make safety a priority. The consequences of not doing so can be devastating for all involved,” said Mr Edwards.
The WorkSafe visits will be conducted in Shepparton from 13 to 17 August.
The breakfast briefing will take place at GV Hotel, 223 High Street, Shepparton, on Wednesday, 11 July at 7.30am. Bookings are essential and cost is $10 per person.
To register, businesses are encouraged to contact John Guilmartin from the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 0407 503 886 or email: email@example.com