01:01 pm, Tuesday 8 May, 2012
Photo: WorkSafe Victoria
A WorkSafe inspection will target small businesses in Traralgon later this month to check on health and safety compliance. This is part of an ongoing campaign across regional Victoria.
In connection to this activity, a free breakfast briefing will be held tomorrow, 9 May, to know more about what the health and safety and return to work inspectors will be looking for when they arrive in the area.
The briefing will also discuss what businesses can do to make their workplaces safer and how to ensure that they are complying with the law. Businesses will also be briefed on what they can expect upon receiving a visit from a WorkSafe Return to Work inspector.
WorkSafe Operations General Manager, Lisa Sturzenegger, said that the breakfast briefing was a good opportunity for businesses to take a look at their current work safety 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 Ms Sturzenegger.
The Safe Towns campaign will involve WorkSafe inspectors who will visit a specific area over a one-week period to check on businesses’ compliance with workplace health and safety and return to work.
The WorkSafe inspection will happen in Traralgon from 28 May to 1 June.
The breakfast briefing will be held on Wednesday, 9 May from 7:30 to 9am at the Premier Function Centre, 29 Grey Street in Traralgon. Interested participants are encouraged to contact Crystal Busuttil on 5174 8900 or email her through email@example.com.