City wins top workplace safety award
CITY of Belmont has received the Platinum Worksafe Award, the highest rating for safety in a workplace, after demonstrating strong leadership and dedication towards safety.
The award was presented by Worksafe Commissioner Lex McCulloch.
To achieve it, the City had to show a rating of 90 per cent or more in every element of the Worksafe Plan, including management and commitment, planning, consultation, hazard management, training and supervision.
The City also had a greater than 15 per cent annual reduction in both the incidence and frequency rates of lost time injury or disease.
Mayor Phil Marks said the City’s staff and occupational health and safety team were committed to continually enhancing its safety culture.
“Our culture ensures our City is a safe place to work and most importantly that our staff get home safely each night,” he said.
The high safety performance provides substantial benefit to the community as the City continues to maintain the lowest contributions for workers compensation cover.
“This provides significant financial benefit to our community, compared to other councils,” he said.
Worksafe Commissioner Lex McCulloch presents the Worksafe award to Belmont Mayor Phil Marks.