Safety advice for regional businesses in Victoria


Thursday, 27 July, 2017


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OHS experts will be visiting regional towns, hosting workshops to assist small businesses with workplace safety and workers compensation.

WorkSafe Victoria is hosting the events as part of the Small Business Festivals, providing business owners with the opportunity to speak with safety consultants about OHS law and employer obligations in helping injured employees to return to work.

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

“This is a great opportunity for small business owners in regional Victoria to chat one-on-one with safety experts,” said WorkSafe’s executive director of health and safety, Marnie Williams.

“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.”

Dates and locations for the workshops are as follows:

  • 3 August, Ballarat: Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, 12 noon–2 pm
  • 11 August, Geelong: Geelong Conference Centre, 7.30 am–9.30 am
  • 14 August, Traralgon: Premier Function Centre, 12 noon–2 pm
  • 22 August, Shepparton: Best Western Plus The Carrington, 7.30 am–9.30 am
  • 29 August, Warrnambool: Lighthouse Theatre, 12 noon–2 pm

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

For further information, visit: www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/events/improving-your-business-with-health-and-safety.

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