11:25 am, Thursday 2 August, 2012
The WorkCover Safety Bus will visit western NSW to render work health and safety advice to local workers and businesses.
The Bus will tour Forbes, Parkes and Condobolin from Monday, 6 August and will offer practical advice on new work health and safety laws, changes to high-risk work licences and WorkCover’s Small Business Rebate Program.
Director of Operations for WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy, encouraged businesses and workers to learn more from WorkCover’s health and safety experts.
“There are a number of changes to NSW work health and safety laws and licensing currently underway,” said Mr Dunphy.
“This includes the start of harmonised national work health and safety laws on 1 January 2012 and the requirement to review, and if necessary renew all high-risk work licences by 1 January 2013 as part of a national approach to uniform licensing.
“The tour is part of WorkCover’s comprehensive efforts to support NSW business and will provide an opportunity for local businesses and workers to ask questions and learn more about the new laws and licensing changes.
“WorkCover understands the difficulties some businesses face in addressing safety and injury management.
“The Small Business Rebate Program offers small business owners and sole traders rebates of up to $500 to help purchase and install safety improvements that they otherwise might not be able to afford.
“I encourage anyone wanting to learn more about work health and safety to approach our staff when the bus visits next week,” he said.
WorkCover Safety Bus Tour dates and locations:
9:30 – 11am, Tuesday, 7 August, Harold Street, Forbes (adjacent to the Town Hall)
9:30 – 11am, Wednesday 8 August, Bathurst & McDonnell St, Condobolin
9:30 – 11am, Thursday, 9 August, Clarinda Street, Parkes (Central Business District)
Further information can be obtained through the WorkCover NSW website.
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