Qld WHS board implements five-year safety plan


Tuesday, 06 November, 2018


Qld WHS board implements five-year safety plan

A five-year safety plan has been developed by the Queensland Work Health and Safety board.

The board, made up of representatives from employer associations, trade unions and academia, developed the plan in response to the recommendations of the Best Practice Review into Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace attended the plan’s launch.

“The plan reflects fresh and contemporary thinking, with close consideration to current and emerging global trends and their impact on work health and safety across government, industry, workplaces and community,” she said.

“The board has identified four main areas to focus on over the next five years.

“There’ll be emphasis on embracing innovation and technology, designing healthy and safe work, fostering a culture of health and safety, and regulating effectively,” she said.

The development of the five-year strategic plan is one of 58 recommendations of the Best Practice Review into Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

The Best Practice Review was conducted following the Dreamworld and Eagle Farm tragedies in October 2016.

Grace said that 90% of the recommendations were fully implemented or well advanced.

The Five Year Strategic Plan for Work Health and Safety in Queensland is available at worksafe.qld.gov.au.

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