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■ What: Work­place re­sponse ■ When: Thurs­day, May 14 at 5.15pm ■ Where: Con­fer­ence room, Air­lie Beach Ho­tel ■ Reg­is­tra­tions: Janet Keppke 041 978 3524 or Whit­sun­day Cri­sis and Coun­selling Ser­vice 4946 2999 takes its toll on busi­nesses. It can af­fect pro­duc­tiv­ity and con­cen­tra­tion.

“In some cases it can have more of an im­pact when the per­pe­tra­tor con­tacts the work­place, af­fect­ing other em­ploy­ees.”

By help­ing staff mem­bers sub­jected to do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, em­ploy­ers can re­duce work­place vi­o­lence risks, in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity and pro­tect them­selves from li­a­bil­ity by en­sur­ing a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence re­sponse is part of their work­place safety plan.

The work­shop will host an ar­ray of speak­ers, in­clud­ing Ms Man­they, Small Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Ser­vices di­rec- tor Deb­o­rah Lewis, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence area po­lice direc­tor Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Simon Wal­ter and Mackay Com­mun- ity Re­gional Legal Cen­tre solic­i­tor Si­mone Butschle.

Or­gan­iser Janet Keppke said the event would teach em­ploy­ers the warn­ing signs and how to pro­vide em­ploy­ees with train­ing to en­sure a safe and prof­itable work­place.

This event is free and starts at 5.15pm on May 14.

Phone the WCCS 4946 2999 to reg­is­ter.


STRIV­ING FOR A HEALTHY WORK­PLACE: Whit­sun­day Cri­sis and Coun­selling CEO Steve Alexander, Kerri Tighe, Lau­ren Wyn­yard, Mandy Coles, Sue Man­they, Ol­wyn Har­ris, Zonta’s Janet Keppke, Jan Waet­ford and Zonta’s Roz Jen­nings call on strong com­mu­nity sup­port for their Work­place Re­sponse at the Air­lie Beach Ho­tel on Thurs­day, May 14.

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