Tuesday 25 July 2017

OHS experts in regional towns to support small business

Small business owners in Ballarat, Geelong, Traralgon, Shepparton and Warrnambool are invited to attend free workshops to speak one-on-one with OHS experts.

As part of the Small Business Festival, WorkSafe will host the events where business owners will have the opportunity to speak with a panel of safety consultants, inspectors and insurance agents on any issue relating to workplace safety and workers’ compensation.

The panel will provide information on OHS laws, employer obligations in helping injured workers return to work and assist with any specific questions business owners may have.

The workshops also provide participants with the opportunity to apply for a free, independent and tailored safety assessment through WorkSafe’s OHS Essentials Program.

WorkSafe’s Executive Director Health and Safety, Marnie Williams, said the events would provide small businesses with the opportunity to ask questions and receive practical advice and support from inspectors and OHS consultants.

“This is a great opportunity for small business owners in regional Victoria to chat one-on-one with safety experts,” she said.

“Providing a safe and healthy environment for workers should be front of mind for every employer in Victoria so I would encourage all small business owners to come along to receive practical advice.”

A light meal will be provided at each event.

The workshops will take place at:
• 3 August, Ballarat: Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre from noon-2pm
• 11 August, Geelong: Geelong Conference Centre from 7.30am-9.30am
• 14 August, Traralgon: Premier Function Centre from noon- 2pm
• 22 August, Shepparton: Best Western Plus The Carrington from 7.30am to 9.30am
• 29 August, Warrnambool: Lighthouse Theatre from noon-2pm 

Due to seating limitations, bookings must be made in order to attend.

For further information please visit: www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/events/improving-your-business-with-health-and-safety or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Caitlin Rode: 0434 685 577, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email info@worksafe.vic.gov.au or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.