Date(s) - 14/06/2018
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Four easy steps to ensure your employees go home safe, every night.
Imagine if you, or your worker, were seriously injured because your workplace wasn’t safe. How would your family and friends feel? And how would you pay the bills? Safety depends on employers and workers – together.
Workplace safety isn’t exclusive to businesses that operate heavy machinery or require heavy manual labour. Every workplace is at risk of safety incidences if you do not have safe and compliant workplace practices.
And it’s not just about physical safety. Health and wellbeing, including mental health, are equally important factors in a comprehensive workplace safety policy.
In Australia, more than six million employees take sick leave every year due to mental illness. Moreover, untreated mental health conditions are resulting in $10.9 billion being lost every year due to absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims.
Ask yourself: If your employees were asked whether they feel 100% safe in their workplace, what would they say?
Regardless of the type of business you operate – manufacturing, retail, hospitality, professional services, and even home-based businesses, you are putting yourself, your people, and ultimately your business at risk if you do not have safe and compliant workplace practices.
Attend our workplace safety workshop, and after 60 minutes of interactive scenario-based activities, you will walk away with 4 easy, actionable steps to ensure your people go home safe, every night. You will:
- Be able to identify who has WHS duties in the workplace
- Be able to identify common hazards and review and implement suitable controls
- Know how to meet your obligations
- Know how to apply for the up to $500 Small Business rebate (eligible employers only)
Let SafeWork NSW help you start a conversation about your workplace safety. Because no matter what you do, safety starts with you.
Still unsure if you need to attend?
If you’re unsure whether you have taken the necessary steps to ensure a safe workplace, take a minute to answer the below questions about safe work practices:
- Have you clearly identified safety responsibilities for workers, managers and officers at the workplace?
- Are workers’ views valued and taken into account when making safety decisions and developing procedures at your workplace?
- Are workers trained in safe work procedures before commencing tasks and can demonstrate they can do the tasks safely?
- Do you know how to report incidents and what to if there is an emergency or injury at work?
If you answered ‘No’ to one or more questions, your employees may be at risk of serious injury or illness. To keep your employees safe and healthy, come to our interactive workshop where you will walk away with four easy steps to ensure your employees go home safe, every night.
If you want your workplace and your people to be safe, you must not miss this FREE event for members. Non members cost is $25 per person.
Event has a 12.15pm arrival for a 12.30pm start.
Session is limited to 25 attendees to ensure maximum learning opportunity and engagement with presenter.
Max 2 people per business.
This event is supported by our business events and education partner, Shoalhaven City Council
About SafeWork NSW
We are New South Wales’ workplace health and safety regulator.
- advice on improving work health and safety
- provide licences and registration for potentially dangerous work
- investigate workplace incidents and enforce work health and safety laws in NSW
We provide a range of free advice and support to help businesses, industry and workers maintain a safe workplace and meet their work health and safety responsibilities. Some of the ways we can support your business:
Free manual task workshops – PErforM (Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks) is a simple program which helps to effectively manage hazardous manual tasks.
Get Healthy at Work is a free workplace health service that aims to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease.
Have you had a work-related injury or illness and have made a claim or are about to make a claim? SIRA’s web app Have you been injured at work? provides information in a clear and concise way, taking you through what you can expect during your claim and beyond.
Safety Advisory visits – If you are a sole trader or small business with up to 50 full time equivalent staff then you may be entitled to a free advisory visit. You will be provided with practical workplace safety, and workers compensation and injury management advice that is relevant to your small business.
Thank you to our event supporters