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Free Innisfail safety workshop can help create safer, better workplaces

A free workshop to help small-to-medium businesses that want to improve their workers’ safety but have few or no workplace safety systems in place will be held next week, on March 19, in Innisfail.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Executive Director Dr Simon Blackwood said the workshops would be limited to 20 participants.

“This will allow employers to ensure maximum personal contact with the workshop’s small business advisors,” Dr Blackwood said.

“The workshop is for workplaces that have little or no current health and safety processes in place and really just need some help on where to start,” he said.

The workshop is being run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, part of the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations, and the Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry.

“The systems that can be learned at the workshop are a great way to ensure a safe workplace, improve worker morale and increase productivity,” Dr Blackwood said.

“The workplace as a whole can be improved by better health and safety systems – after all, safe business is good business,” he said.

The workshop will cover topics including:

  • Management commitment to safety
  • Consultation
  • Implementing safe work procedures
  • Training and supervising employees
  • Reporting safety issues
  • Workers compensation and return to work programs
  • Self assessing your business.

The workshop will be held from 9am to noon at Innisfail RSL, 18-28 Fitzgerald Esplanade. People who want to attend the free workshop can book by emailing to kylie.hogan@deir.qld.gov.au or by calling Kylie on 4760 7948.

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Last reviewed
1 February 2010
Last updated
5 November 2015

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