City wins top work­place safety award

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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